Essay on Protein Research
April 24, 2014
Dr. Patricia Hubel
Proteins are all so important in the functions of the body. Throughout the world, some countries have an abundance of protein resources to keep their population healthy. Other countries lack the ability to maintain proper resources of protein to keep them healthy, and safe from diseases. Proteins provide the amino acids needed for many body functions like communications. Proteins are also out first line defense to our structure. Skin, bones, and muscles are just a few that are supplemented by protein (Grosvenor & Smolin, 2012). Proteins design the neurotransmitter that is how our bodies transport communication around it, and to the brain. …show more content…
From infancy to elder ages we need different levels of protein intake. Per body weight, infants need more than the other groups. For my age and gender, I need 46 grams of protein a day (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012). That may seem like a lot, but is easier than we realize to consume. The complete proteins I like to consume are chicken without the skin, turkey, pork and fish. A few of the incomplete proteins I like are beans and rice and lentils with ham. Finding the proteins that you like may seem like a daunting task, but one well worth the time.
High-protein diets may be appealing to some. You can eat all the bacon, steak and eggs that you would like. However, increasing your protein intake beyond the requirements produces negative effects on the body. When protein increases, your body’s response to it is by producing additional urea that is used to break down proteins. The increased urea must be eliminated by process of the kidneys that must then pull additional water from your body to eliminate this thru urine. Taking extra water from the body can cause dehydration. Your