What are proteins and why do we need them?
Did you know that your hair, nails and skin are made of protein? Proteins are essential for our cells, for growth,strengthening our bones and they also help make tissues and cells in our body. In this post we will be covering which vegetables are high in protein.
There are many types of protein, Enzymes, Antibodies, DNA,Contractile protein, Structural protein, Hormone protein and Transport protein all serve important roles in our growth, developement and everyday functioning.
Which Vegetables Are High In Protein?
|1||100 g||Pinto beans||21 g|
|2||100 g||Black turtle beans||21 g|
|3||100 g||Adzuki beans||20 g|
|4||100 g||Wheat||14 g|
|5||100 g||Barley||12 g|
|6||100 g||Navy bean sprout||6 g|
|7||100 g||Corn||9 g|
|8||100 g||Garlic||6 g|
|9||100 g||Greenpeas||5 g|
|12||100 g||Kale||4.5 g|
|13||100 g||Alfalfa beans||4 g|
Symptoms of too much protein in your diet.
- Weight gain
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Kidney disease
- Increase in live enzymes
- Low calcium
- Reduced ketosis
Daily protein requirments
It is advisable that you do not exceed you daily recommended protein requirments which is between 50-75 grams per day.
|1||100 Pounds||35 g|
|2||120 Pounds||42 g|
|3||160 Pounds||56 g|
|4||200 Pounds||70 g|
Facts about protein
- Protein is essential for life, it is crucial to all cells in the body playing a key role as enzymes in a cell. After water, protein is the most plentiful substance in the body.
- Proteins grow, maintain, and replace the tissues in our bodies. Therefore our muscles, organs, and immune systems are mostly made of protein.
- Taking on too much protein can be dangerous to the body, it is a strain on the liver and kidneys causing them to work extra hard to get rid of the extra protein.
- Proteins in some food can cause allergies as the structure of a protein can cause a reaction in the immune system. A lot of people are allergic to gluten for example, which is a protein in wheat and grains.