August 1, 2013
Dr. Theodore Keneklis
Protein Article Research
Proteins are made up of amino acids, and in our bodies we have proteins that “are part of every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Protein, http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/basics/protein.html). There are complete proteins which are made up from animals. These kinds of proteins are found in meat, poultry, fish and even cheese. A complete protein is also sometimes called a high quality protein. Another type of protein is an incomplete protein. An example of an incomplete protein is rice. An incomplete or complementary protein is a food item that is low in amino acids.
When we eat foods that contain proteins, our body quickly breaks down the amino acids that are in that protein enriched food by digesting it. After digestion that amino acid is replaced as a protein into our body. It can be harmful to your body if you eat too much protein because the protein we eat is included in the recommended caloric intake. If you eat too much protein, your caloric intake is raised as well leading to weight gain. There are five main reasons why eating too much protein can be detrimental to your health. Women eating too much protein can eventually have osteoporosis. Strain is put onto the kidneys when a high protein diet is consumed, as well as an increased risk of cancer. When a person focuses too much on eating protein there will be other nutritional deficiencies that occur, leading to a variety of other illnesses. Those other illnesses could affect your internal organs as well.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, am woman of my age should be consuming forty six grams of protein daily. I can consume protein by drinking milk, eating meat or even eating a high protein yogurt. Beans and rice also contain protein but I would have to consume more to ensure I eat a healthy amount.