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FOOD FOR LIFE UNIT 6 (PROTEIN)
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What is protein?
Protein is a nutrient that helps our bodies to produce new cells
How many essential amino acids are there?
What is the difference between essential and nonessential amino acids?
Essential can't be created by your body, and therefore must be consumed in your diet, while nonessential can be produced by your body regardless.
ToF: a complete protein is a protein that contains all nine of the essential amino acids.
What are the two sources of protein?
Animal based proteins and plant based proteins.
ToF: everyone has to consume the same amount of protein.
FALSE, the amount of protein you need can differ based on your age, sex, body weight, and physical activity level.
What does complementary protein mean?
Two proteins that, when combined, add up to having all of the essential amino acids.
ToF: proteins are just meats and animal products.
FALSE, some products that contain meat that meat of an animal are eggs, milk, nuts, lentils, beans, and specifically soy products, such as tofu.
Which food is one of the best sources of high quality protein?
Fish is one of the best sources of high quality protein because it's high in protein but low in fat.
What food has the least amount of protein?
Fruits have the least amount of protein.
Without enough complete protein in the diet, the body can't...
Some benefits of eating proteins are...
They are the building blocks for things like bones and muscles, they provide nutrients that your body needs, and some proteins contain things that can prevent illnesses.
Why should processed meats be limited?
They have more sodium and saturated fats.
Why are people able to go vegetarian?
People can go vegetarian because, while they're missing out on the protein from meats, there are other, plant based sources of protein.
Why is tofu so important for vegetarians?
Because it contains all nine essential amino acids, which makes it a protein (similar to many meats).
ToF: it is easy to get all of the nutrients that our bodies need through the foods that you eat as a vegetarian.
FALSE, while some nutrients can be easy to get, some proteins (such as iron and zinc) can be a lot more difficult, and with nutrients like that, it might be better to consider talking supplements.
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