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Unformatted text preview: Protein quality varies, as determined by the proteins digestibility and types of amino acids it contains. Animal proteins and soy are complete (and, thus, more easily digested and have all of the essential amino acids,) while plant proteins and gelatin are generally incomplete, absent of one or more of the essential amino acids. By following MyPyramid food guidance system, it is simple enough to easily consume your daily protein needs. Both too much and too little protein can be harmful to your body. There may be risks of heart disease, kidney problems, and calcium loss from too much protein, and protein energy malnutrition may be seen with inadequate amounts. With careful planning, vegetarians can obtain the nutrients that are typically found in meat, including protein....
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2010 for the course HED 155 taught by Professor Olfert during the Spring '10 term at Grossmont.
- Spring '10