Essay on Protein: Amino Acid and Protein

Submitted By latishamg
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| Protein | | | LaTisha M. Green | SCI/241Garon Bodor12/07/2012 |


In this paper we are going to be discussing protein. We will look at protein and the importance of it for our body. We will look at the good and the bad of what protein can do for the body. Protein is a very important nutrient for the body and we will see what and why it is important.
Protein and Types Protein is the primary component of a number of our body tissues. It is a part of every cell, tissue, and organ that is in the human body. Protein is the main factor of muscle tissue in the human body. It helps with the development, strength, and performance. There are many types of proteins and they are very important for the body to function right and to be able to heal itself. I your diet protein is labeled by how many essential amino acids that this protein can provide to you. One is called a complete protein and it provides all the essential amino acids. It can also go by the name high quality protein. An incomplete protein is another protein type. It is a source that is low in about one or more of the essential amino acids. Complementary proteins is another type and with this one it is when two or more incomplete protein that when they are together it provides adequate amounts of essential amino acids.
Amino Acids Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. All protein in nature is made up of a long chain of amino acids. The different amino acids differ in atoms that they have in the middle of the molecule.
Protein Deficiency and Overconsumption Protein deficiency has many risk associated with it. In a child that may have this deficiency this could cause developmental delays. They may never reach adult size and may also experience mild retardation, digestive problems, and pancreatic disorders. Prolonged periods of this can cause your immune system to be weak. Adults and children with this deficiency bodies succumb more to infections as well. Overconsumption of protein usually don’t have any risk it’s when you have a high protein diet is