Essay on Nutrition and Protein

Submitted By daniellecave22
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Foods that we consume play a major role in our health as well as our lifestyle. Many people do not realize how important it is to eat healthy and exercise. Eating a well-balanced diet will help in the prevention of many diseases and also keep you in shape. The challenge is to find a balance between which foods we like and what foods enrich our health.

Protein will help keep your stomach full while you lose those unwanted pounds. To receive the health benefits of protein you must eat the right kind and the right amount of protein. (WebMD.com) The foods in my recorded daily intake that provide protein are eggs, ham, cheese, steak, chicken, peanut butter and pork loin. The foods that provide carbohydrates are English muffin, bread, crackers, pretzels, rice, cereal, and cookies. The foods that provide lipids are eggs, cookies, and soup. Eggs are c’s considered both a protein and a lipid. The white of the egg is the protein and the yolk is the lipid. My recorded intake of protein and carbohydrate-fat were both well below the recommended daily intake. In order to achieve my goal and keep the other nutrients in balance I would need to add yogurt, more grains, fruits and vegetables to my diet.

Protein is essential in a person’s diet to achieve balanced nutrition. Protein carries out many critical functions, including building lean body tissue and creating digestive enzymes. There are two different kinds of proteins complete and incomplete, which are found in different sources of food. A complete protein has an equal amount of all the amino acids that should be in a person’s daily diet. In order to be considered complete, a complete protein must not lack even one essential amino acid. Some sources of complete proteins are…