Mikayla Cochran 1/13/14 B-1

What Is Protein?

Proteins give energy to your body. Their main function is to repair cells and to build new cells. They also build and maintain muscles and organs. There are 3 different kinds of proteins, including complete proteins, incomplete proteins, and complementary proteins.

Complete Proteins

Complete proteins have all of the amino acids that are needed and the amount that are needed. When a food has 9 amino acids it is a complete protein.

Incomplete Proteins

Incomplete proteins don't have the right amount of amino acids.

Complementary Proteins

Complementary proteins are two or more incomplete protein sources that together provide adequate of all the essential.

What happens to your body if you don't get protein?

Different type of proteins do everything from protecting the body against viruses and carrying out chemical reactions to transmitting signals between cells and transporting atoms and molecules throughout the body.

Interesting Facts about Proteins

Hair is made up of a protein called keratin, which forms a helical shape.

The lifespan of most proteins totals two days or less.

Without a protein called Albumin, the entire human body would swell.

A protein in semen acts on the female brain to prompt ovulation.

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Repair cells


Transports atoms


Incomplete proteins