Nutrition: Protein Chapter 8


Amino Acids


The building blocks of protein are called amino acids. Nine amino acids must be consumed in the diet because our bodies cannot make them. These are called the essential amino acids. If the diet is deficient in these, it cannot synthesize new proteins without breaking down existing proteins.


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Amino Acids

The building blocks of protein are called amino acids.
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