Proteins

Nutrients by ebryana

what proteins does and how it funtions in the body

Protein is one of the most important substances in our bodies found in every single cell. Our body uses protein for many vital processes, we need to consistently replace it and we do this by regularly eating foods with protein. Just some of the ways that our bodies use protein include synthesizing new proteins, maintaining tissues and building new cells. Our body has several basic building blocks and protein is an important one of these. Protein accounts for around 16 percent of a person’s total body weight. That is because connective tissues, skin, hair and muscle are all made up of protein. Protein also plays a crucial role in the majority of our body’s fluids and all of its cells. Even some of the important chemicals found within the body are partially made with protein and some of these include DNA, neurotransmitters, hormones and enzymes.

The major souces of protein

*Vegetarian Protein Sources - Only about one-third of the protein eaten around the world comes from animals raised for food. Much of the protein consumed around the world comes from vegetarian sources, including grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. *Fish - is one of the major sources of animal protein around the world. *Red MeatOut of the animal protein consumed around the world, 70 percent comes from ruminant animals, which include cows, goats, sheep, buffalo,and deer , * eggs and dairy products provide a good deal of the world's protein as well.

what happens if you dot get enough proteins

When you don't get enough protein, your body will start breaking down muscles to get what it needs. Your organs and bones are also at risk. You may also suffer from compromised immune function if you don't get enough protein, and you may feel weak without the energy to carry out your daily activities and exercise.

Interesting Facts:)

*Protein is in each of the trillions of cells in the human body. There could be no life without protein.

*Hair is made up of a protein called keratin

*The human body has about 100,000 different types of protein

Protein Acrostic Poem

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Everywhere in your cells

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What I learned about protein

*I learned that you need protein in your body our else you will start to feel restless and you bones will feel weak and you will get injured easily

*I learned that The word “protein” is from the Greek word proteios, which means “primary

*I learned that the tem was first used in 1883