Protein

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  • Protein
    • Functions
      • Needed for growth and for repair of body tissues
      • Can be used as a secondary source of energy (1g provides 4kcal)
    • Sources
      • Animal Protein
        • Meat
        • Fish
        • Dairy Products
      • Plant Protein
        • Cereal
        • Nuts
        • Pulses
      • Novel Protein
        • Tofu
        • Soya Protein
    • Deficiency
      • Can delay growth in children
      • Protein energy malfunction occurs in developing countries and mainly affects young children
    • Excess is rare

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