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Question: What is the difference between high-quality and low-quality protein?

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Answer: Protein is found in many foods from both animals and plants. But proteins vary greatly in their make-up of amino acids. Some proteins are greatly deficient in some amino acids which are important to protein synthesis. The “ideal” protein has an amino acid pattern which exactly matches the body’s needs. To be sure, these […]

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Question: Is Protein the most Important Nutrient?

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Answer: Components of human nutrition: 1. Macronutrients a.   protein b.  carbohydrates c.   fat 2. Micronutrients a. vitamins b. electrolytes c. trace elements Because all that have mention above are vital in the great scheme of things, it seems pointless to ask if one or another is the most important. Failure to obtain any of these nutrients […]

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