W6 Amino Acids and Proteins

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Amino Acids and Proteins Chapter 7 Protos = “prime importance”
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Should Protein be the Foundation of Our Diet? An important part BUT not the central focus American Institute for Cancer Research
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Proteins and Amino Acids A part of every cell Needed in chemical reactions Keep us “together”
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Why Is Protein Important? Constantly assemble, break down, and use proteins Diets replace what is being used Inadequate intake: Protein deficiency Break down of tissue in muscle and organs to provide protein Impair immunity, digestion and absorption of nutrients Excess Make energy Store as fat
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Why Is Protein Important? Food sources Beef Chicken Fish Milk Plant foods Beans, peas, grains, nuts, seeds, and vegetables © PhotoDisc
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Why Is Protein Important? Protein deficiency Wasting Immune system More vulnerable to infection Impairs digestion and absorption of nutrients
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Amino Acids Are the Building Blocks of Protein
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course NSD 225 taught by Professor Short during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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