Unformatted text preview: • Complementary proteins: two protein sources that together make a complete protein – Example: beans and rice – Eating complementary proteins together is known as mutual supplementation Why Do We Need to Eat Proteins? • The role of proteins includes: – contributing to…cell growth, repair, and maintenance • Important for recovery from resistance training – acting as…enzymes and hormones – helping maintain…fluid, electrolyte and pH balance – in some cases, serving as…energy source • This is not a primary function • Excess protein is… eventually stored as fat What a bummer, huh?...
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- Fall '08
- Nutrition, Essential amino acid