smith-38 - Week 8 Meat Proteins .,000proteins.One...

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Week 8 – Meat “Proteins” Every human cell contains protein.  In the body there are over 100,000 proteins.  One  cell in the body can have 10,000 proteins. Amino acids are the basic building blocks of life. The body breaks down the food you eat into amino acids that the body can use.  Extra  protein consumed goes into energy, fat, or the nitrogen carries it out in the urine. 12 of the amino acids never run out because the body can make them, but the 9  essential amino acids are essential because you have to eat foods to get them. Protein has 4 calories per grams. Proteins fold into their own special shape.  Some foods contain all 9 amino acids.  An  egg is the most useful protein, and the egg white is almost pure protein. The 2 nd  most   useful source is meat and dairy products.  Complete proteins have all  essential acids. Corn, for example, is missing two essential acids.
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course SFL 110 taught by Professor Annhardman during the Spring '10 term at BYU.

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smith-38 - Week 8 Meat Proteins .,000proteins.One...

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