What is protein

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protein is made from a mixture of Amino acids that are the molecules that are join together to complete protein.

In total there are twenty different amino acids, eight of which cannot be manufactured in the body and must be obtained through diet, these are known as Essential Amino acids.

The body needs all essential amino acids to make a complete protein, these acids can be obtained through the following food products;

  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Meats
  • Dairy (milks & cheese)
  • Soy beans

An incomplete essential amino acid cannot join to form a complete protein, this is because these proteins have missing amino acids. The foods labelled below are incomplete proteins;

  • Cereals
  • Legumes
  • Maize
  • Nuts
  • Whole Grains

 

By Combining two of these incomplete proteins together they can compensate for each other making a complete essential Amino acid & full protein.

 

Excessive protein consumption with not lead to muscular growth, it can damage kidney’s and lead to dangerous toxic ammonia levels in blood.

 

Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.

  • What is an example of a precursor?

    What is an example of a precursor?

    Think of a precursor as a building block or ingredient that is used to make something else. It's like when you're baking a cake and you have all the individual...

    What is an example of a precursor?

    Think of a precursor as a building block or ingredient that is used to make something else. It's like when you're baking a cake and you have all the individual...

  • What Toxins Are Released After Chiropractic Adjustment?

    What Toxins Are Released After Chiropractic Adj...

    Ever felt rejuvenated after a chiropractic adjustment? There's no doubt that this type of therapy can provide an immense sense of relief, particularly for those suffering from chronic pain. However,...

    What Toxins Are Released After Chiropractic Adj...

    Ever felt rejuvenated after a chiropractic adjustment? There's no doubt that this type of therapy can provide an immense sense of relief, particularly for those suffering from chronic pain. However,...

  • What is the holistic approach to health and fitness?

    What is the holistic approach to health and fit...

    There's a growing awareness of the importance of taking a holistic approach to health and fitness, recognizing that our physical, mental, and emotional well-being are interconnected. This approach involves considering...

    What is the holistic approach to health and fit...

    There's a growing awareness of the importance of taking a holistic approach to health and fitness, recognizing that our physical, mental, and emotional well-being are interconnected. This approach involves considering...

1 of 3