FITNESS & NUTRITION TRIVIA – DAY 3

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  1. Protein is made up of smaller units called  _____________________ .
  2. These building blocks can be essential or non-essential.  What does this mean?
  3. What is a complete protein?  Give an example.
  4. What is an incomplete protein?  Give an example.
  5. Why is protein a dietary requirement?

 

One Response to “FITNESS & NUTRITION TRIVIA – DAY 3”

  1. Nikki Herrera Says:

    Protein is made up of smaller units called __amino acids ___________________ . These building blocks can be essential or non-essential. What does this mean?

    An essential amino acid is an amino acid which an organism needs to ingest because it is necessary for nutrition and cannot be synthesized in the body. It is also known as an indispensable amino acid.

    Amino acid, nonessential: An amino acid that can be made by humans and so is not essential to the human diet. There are 11 nonessential amino acids: alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine.

    What is a complete protein? Give an example. A complete protein or whole protein is a food source of protein that contains an adequate proportion of each of the nine essential amino acids necessary in the human diet. Examples of food sources with complete proteins are red meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, and quinoa. What is an incomplete protein? Give an example. An incomplete protein is one that does not contain all nine of those essential amino acids. Beans, specific nuts, and tofu are a couple examples of incomplete protein sources, so eating those foods alone for protein will not give you all of the amino acids your body needs. Why is protein a dietary requirement? Protein is a macronutrient. It is one of the three nutrients found in food that the body needs in large amounts. It is essential for the maintenance and building of body tissues and muscle. Proteins are made of small compounds called amino acids. Thanks Rima! I love this! Goodnight! 😴

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