Protein

One of the 6 essential nutrients

List 5 functions of protein in the body

1.) Builds and repairs body tissue.
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?

1.) Turkey breast & Chicken breast.

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)

6.) Tofu

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?

1.) Mental retardation

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?

Amino acids are acids in proteins that can be divided into three groups, essential, non-essential, and conditional. They are important because the body needs protein in order to be healthy, and amino acids are found in all the 10 foods i said earlier.

Explain complete and incomplete proteins.

Complete: A complete protein (a whole protein) is a source of protein that contains an adequate amount of all nine of the essential amino acids necessary for the dietary needs for humans and animals.
Incomplete: An incomplete protein is a source of protein lacking in one or more of the essential amino acids.