Essay about SCI/241 Nutrition Week 5 Checkpoint

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SCI/241 Nutrition
Protein Article

Dieting and weight control is a billion dollar industry. There are many types of lose weight quick gimmicks that don’t always work. In recent years, high protein diets have provided the results people are looking as it has been proven that carbohydrates will not provide the nutrients to drive results. Proteins diets are great in flavor and leave you feeling satisfied. However, much like anything in life too much of something is not good.

A protein is a long train of amino acids linked together. They are actually the building blocks in the body as they are found in every part. There are 20 different amino acids that join together to make all types of protein. These acids collectively work to replenish tissue in the body, so they play an important role in the maintenance of healthy bones, muscles, and organs. In theory, proteins are made of amino acids that the body cannot manufacture on its own. There are two types of proteins complete and incomplete. A complete protein source is one that provides all of the essential amino acids and an incomplete protein is one that is low in one or more of the essential amino acids.

A healthy diet requires the intake of proteins. Generally, it is recommended that 10-35% of daily calories come from protein. For a woman between the ages of 19-70 it is recommended to intake a minimum of 52 grams of protein daily. Good sources of complete protein are meat, poultry,…