S: Protein by Irving Martinez
1: The Role Or Function | * Helps your body grow and repair itself. *Can be found in animal product and plant food. *Are part of every cell in your body *Makes up 1/5 of your body weight *Made of amino acids *20 different amino acids are found in protein food. *Protein digestion stars in stomach.
2: Recommended Daily Allowance | *Teens should get 10 to 30 percent of their calories from protein. *Teenage Boys need 52 grams a day. *Teenage Girls 46 grams
3: Food Sources | Plants *Dry beans *Peas *Nuts *Vegetables | Animals *Meat *Fish *Eggs *Poultry
4: Deficiencies/Lack in Nutrient in Diet | *Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) *Children with PEM do not grow properly, some die of starvation. *PEM can affect people who have an eating disorder.
5: To Much of the Nutrient in Diet | * Can be harmful *Hard on the digestive system *Excess protein is broken down and stared by the body as fat and can lead to weight gain. *Healthy people do not need supplements with protein or amino acids.
6: Interesting Facts/Did you know? | *Protein is a vital part of your daily diet. *Protein is contained in every part of your body: the skin, muscles, hair,even fingernails and bones. *There is no life without protein. *Next to water, protein is the most plentiful substance in your body.
7: Credit / Resources | *Textbook *Doctoroz.com