Choosing healthy protein choices and not consuming protein in excess have many health benefits, including reduced consumption of animal proteins and saturated fat and cholesterol.
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Kinds of Protein
Plant-based foods include; legumes (peas, green beans), cereals, beans, pulses, grains, nuts, seeds, soya products.
Protein from animal sources are considered complete proteins, because they contain all the essential amino acids. Animal sources include; meat, poultry, fish, omena, milk, eggs, and cheese.
How much is enough?
Protein requirement for Children and Adults
Health effects of inadequate protein intake
Protein and Chronic Diseases
When protein intake is high, calcium excretion increases, which may produce calcium losses significant enough to compromise, bone health.
Recommendations for Protein Intake
Enjoy a variety of proteins
Pay attention to Quality of protein
Balance your carbohydrates and protein
Author: Alice Ojwang Ndong, Nutritionist