when protein foods are eaten they are broken into..
a protein contains
hundreds of amino acids
classes of amino acids
dispensable, indespensable, conditionally indespensable
functions of protein
tissue building, water balance, metabolism, energy, body defense system
meat and soy
plant- origin foods
digestion of proteins
mouth > stomach > small intestine
hydrochloric acid, pepsin and rennin
small intestine secretions
pancreatic and intestinal secretions
how much of our daily diet should consist of proteins?
what happens to excess protein?
usually excess fat, stresses kidneys, potential Ca loss