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What type of nutrient is protein?

Macronutrients

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What are proteins made of?

Amino acids

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What are amino acids?

They are small units attached together.

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What elements are protein made of?

Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen and Nitrogen

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What is the function of nitrogen

To grow

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What happens to amino acids when it's digested

The acids get separated and are used to build new cells and repair old ones

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How do you classify protein?

With high biological value and low biological value

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What are in foods with high biological value?

Foods with high biological value contain essential amino acids, these foods are usually meat

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Where does low biological value protein come from?

They come from pulse vegetables

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Name some food with high biological value protein.

Meat, fish, dairy products, soya beans

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Name some low biological value product.

Peas, beans, lentils, nuts,

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What are the functions of protein?

To grow, repair cells, form hormones and enzymes and provide heat and energy.

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What does the R.D.A stande for?

Recommended, dietry, allowance

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How much protein does the R.D.A want us to eat each day?

For every kilogram we weigh we should one gram e.g if a person weighs 60 kilograms the person should eat 60grams