Nutrition: Protein Chapter 8
- What are Proteins? (VIDEO)
- Material for Life
- A Protein for a Life Stage
- Fuel Your Passion
- Daily Protein Intake (VIDEO)
- Pick a Perfect Protein Package
- Protein Breakdown and Reassembly
- Amino Acids (VIDEO)
- Building Blocks
- Making Proteins
- Small Changes, Big Trouble
- Protein Supplements (VIDEO)
- High Protein Diets
- Perilous Proteins
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.
What are Proteins?Second only to water as the most plentiful substance in the body, protein is central to critical functions throughout your life.
Daily Protein IntakeThere are many factors that play into your daily protein requirements, including body weight, level of physical activity, age...
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Amino AcidsThe building blocks of protein are called amino acids.
Protein SupplementsProtein supplements are increasingly popular among athletes and people looking to substitute meals with on-the-go alternatives.
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