Protein - Food & Nutrition

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What are proteins made up of?

Proteins contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.

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What are the sources of protein?

Sources of protein are meat, chicken, fish, eggs, milk, legumes, soybeans, peanuts, peas, beans and lentils.

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What are the functions of proteins?

The functions of protein are to:

  • build and maintain body tissues
  • form enzymes, antibodies and some hormones
  • provide an energy source
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