One of the 6 essential nutrients
List 5 functions of protein in the body
2.) Helps keep hair, nails, and skin healthy.
3.) Essential body processes such as water balancing, nutrient transport, and muscle contractions need protein to function.
4.) Enzymes, hormones, and many immune molecules are protein.
5.) Like most other essential nutrients, it's crucial for overall good health.
What foods are good sources of protein?
2.) Fish (Tuna, Salmon, Halibut)
3.) Cheese (Low-fat mozzarella and cottage cheese)
4.) Pork loin (Pork chops)
5.) Lean beef and veal (Low-fat)
7.) Beans (Mature soy beans)
8.) Eggs (Especially egg whites)
9.) Yogurt, Milk, Soy milk
10.) Nuts and seeds (Pumpkin, Squash, and Watermelon seeds, Peanuts, Almonds)
What are two diseases that a deficiency of protein may cause?
2.) Kwashiorkor (A form of malnutrition caused by protein deficiency in the diet, typically affecting young children in the tropics.)
What are amino acids and why are they important?
Explain complete and incomplete proteins.
Incomplete: An incomplete protein is a source of protein lacking in one or more of the essential amino acids.