nutrition- functions of proteins/amino acids

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acid-base balanace

problems help maintain the acid-base balance of various body fluids by acting as buffers
-adding or subtracting hydrogen to keep it neutral-acts as buffer

antibodies

proteins from the immune system molecules that fight disease

blood clotting

proteins provide the netting on which blood clots are built (vitamin k)

enzymes

proteins facilitate needed chemical reactions

fluid and electrolyte balance

proteins help to maintain the water and mineral composition of various body fluids

growth and maintenance

proteins from integral parts of most body tissues and serve as building materials for growth and repair of body tissues such as skin, connective tissues, muscles, organs, bone.

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