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when protein foods are eaten they are broken into..

amino acids

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

complete proteins

meat and soy

incomplete proteins

plant- origin foods

digestion of proteins

mouth > stomach > small intestine

stomach secretions

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

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