Protein

Matthew Richardson B2

Purpose and function in the body

-The main purposes of protein is to build and repair injured cells.

-It functions in the body by providing energy to the body and it also provides the 9 amino acids which is essential for a healthy body.

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Provides the amino acids needed to have a healthy body.

Right amounts of protein can help with weight lose.

Over consumption of protein is easy it should be 10 to 15% calories of your daily intake.

The hair on the human body is made of protein.

Energy is supplied to the body from eating food containing protein.

Incomplete proteins are lacking one or more amino acids.

Needed to repair injured cells and build new ones.

What happens if you don’t get enough or too much protein?

-The body cannot function properly with little protein, it may cause muscle loss, depression, low sex drive and other problems.

-The body is hurt by to much protein it causes harm to the kidneys, also it may cause unexplained vomiting or even loss in appetite.

Facts About Protein

-The body is made up of 100,000 different proteins.

-About 18-20% of body weight is protein.

-If we didn't make albumin, our whole body would swell.

-Without protein the body could not grow and heal.

-Proteins\ can only live two days and less.

Major Sources of Protein:

Meats, Poultry, Beans, Nuts, Seeds, Dairy, Fruits, and Vegetables