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Protein, Starches and fibre and minerals and vitamins. week 3

Updated: Oct 9, 2020


Protein – what is it?

It is essential to the health of the human body and consists of chains of amino acid. I'm going to skip all the scientific details and get to the bits you are only really concerned about.


What does protein do?

In short and by different ways – they build, strengthen and repair or replace

things, such as tissue. There are 9 amino acids our body needs because our body either cannot make or produce fast enough. A protein/food which has all 9 is known as a complete protein.

Incomplete doesn’t have all 9 and complementary ones can be combined to complete all 9.


Why has there been a surge in protein intake and t