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HOW MUCH PROTEIN DOES THE AVERAGE PERSON NEED EACH DAY?


ABOUT 50 GRAMS


PRIMARY FUNCTION


BUILD & REPAIR BODY TISSUE


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOW QUALITY
& HIGH QUALITY PROTEINS?

HIGH QUALITY PROTEINS CONTAIN ALL ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS.

LOW QUALITY PROTEINS LACK ONE OR MORE OF THE ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS.


LOW QUALITY SOURCES


CEREALS
GRAINS
VEGETABLES
LEGUMES


OTHER FUNCTIONS

PRDUCES ENZYMES & HORMONES
A SOURCE OF ENERGY
AIDS ANTIBODIES TO FIGHT INFECTION


PROTEIN DEFICIENCIES


POSSIBLE "KWASHIORKOR"
STUNTED GROWTH
POOR RESISTANCE TO DISEASE


HOW MANY CALORIES PER GRAM OF PROTEIN?


4 CALORIES PER GRAM OF PROTEIN


PROTEIN EXCESSES


ELEVATED CHOLESTEROL
DEHYDRATION
LIVER & KIDNEY DAMAGE


HIGH QUALITY SOURCES


DAIRY PRODUCTS
MEATS


TYPES


HIGH QUALITY (COMPLETE)

LOW QUALITY (INCOMPLETE)