What are the major components of protein, the dangers that exist with inadequate amounts of protein, and the risks associated with excessive intake?
Protein, carbohydrates and lipids, also called fats, are the three macronutrients found within foods. These three substances differ in structure, function and composition as well as in how they're metabolized once consumed. [ Protein differs most in composition from lipids and carbohydrates, since it contains the elements nitrogen and sulfur
The main difference between the composition of
proteins and carbohydrates and lipids is that all proteins contain the element nitrogen. Protein is made up of strings of amino acids, which are defined as the building blocks of proteins. There are 20 common amino acids within the human body, and each amino acid contains at least one atom of nitrogen, with many containing multiple atoms of nitrogen
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