Protein

What proteins are and what they do

Proteins are large, complex molecules that play many critical roles in the body. They do most of the work in cells and are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs.
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Major Sources of Protein

Fish

Red meat

Dairy

Eggs

Poultry

Too Much Protein

Fuel weight gain

Yeast over growth

Cancer

Not Enough Protein

Muscle Loss

Fatigue

Depression

Anemia

Anxiety

Facts


  1. Hair is made up of a protein called keratin, which forms a helical shape. This protein has sulfur bonds, and the more sulfur links it has, the curlier a person’s hair will be.
  2. The protein in eggs is the highest quality of protein found in any food.
  3. The word “protein” is from the Greek word proteios, which means “primary” or “holding the first place.” The term was first used in 1883.
  4. The older, larger, and more mature a bean grows, the more protein it has. Mature roasted soybeans have the most protein, with 39.6 grams of protein per 100-gram serving.

Protein Acrostic Poem

Proteins like kertain and collagen build hair and nails as well as ligaments and skin

R eactions are sped up with enzymes such as catalysts

Oxygen and carbon are two elements that all proteins have

The 20 common building blocks called

Examples of foods that have proteins are meat, poultry, milk, fish, and nuts

Insulin is carried by hemoglobin, which is produced by certain proteins that work with the circulatory system

Nitrogen and hydrogen are two more elements that make up proteins