Its an ORGANIC NUTRIENT, composing of Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen & Nitrogen (16%).
Know It:- FACTUAL COMPOSITION of Protein
# In our body- 20%
# Through Food sources- 4%
Our Cells and Immune System rely on protein for re-building and maintenance.
An Important JUDGEMENT Moment :-
Proteins are basically made up of 22 Amino Acids (Building Blocks). Out of these, there are 9 essential Amino Acid that our body is not capable to manufacture of its own. So we need to take it through some rich and good protein sources.
Now the important question in front of us is that Are our protein sources sufficient and capable of providing what we actually need? ?
Well, you could find the answer Yourself. Jott down the 2 key points to check your protein foods:
# Check that your protein sources contains all 9 Essential Amino acids.
PDCASS Stands for PROTEIN DIGESTIBILITY CORRECTED AMINO ACID SCORE,the standard fixed by WHO, which helps in judging the richness in any protein sources.
# Corns, Legumes and Grains (Wheat) are great sources.
# 1 Cup Milk provides 3.6 gms of protein, followed by 1 serving of Meat providing 20 gms, & 1 serve of Veggie gives 2 gms of protein.
# 1 Bread Slice gives 3 gms, 2 Rotis gives 6 gms of protein.
As a matter of concern, I would like to end up with an IMPORTANT NOTE-
Understand… Our Environment and So Our Food, is Continuously Changing.
We people do consume those valuable foods, fruits and veggies, but due to drastically increasing in our environment these days, the highly processed food is received with reduced nutrient, & that creates the imbalance in our body.
Contributed by :- Shivam Agarwal Nutritional Health Consultant goo.gl/MUT4Kd
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