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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protein_(nutrient)

Protein is a nutrient needed by the human body for growth ... Aside from water, proteins are the most abundant ...

www.diabetesforecast.org/2011/mar/how-the-body-uses-carbohydrates-proteins-and-fats.html

How the Body Uses Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats ... Today, calories are mostly cheap and plentiful—perhaps too much so. ... "We think of carbs as the [ nutrient] that's used first," says Eric Westman, MD, MHS, director of the Lifestyle ...

mynutrition.wsu.edu/nutrition-basics

Macronutrients are those nutrients that the body needs in large amounts. ... Fuel during high intensity exercise; Spares protein (to preserve muscle mass ... Grains (choose mostly whole grains for added benefits); Dairy (choose ... Helps form growth hormones; Needed to build strong gums, teeth, and bones; Antioxidant ...

www.livestrong.com/article/355090-what-are-functions-of-proteins-carbohydrates-fats-water-vitamins-and-minerals

May 8, 2015 ... Your body needs larger amounts of macronutrients for... ... Proteins, fats and carbohydrates are called macronutrients. Your body needs larger ... Vitamins and minerals make up micronutrients because they're needed in smaller amounts. ... Protein is found mostly in meat, eggs, fish, nuts, seeds and beans.

www.innerbody.com/nutrition/macronutrients

May 7, 2015 ... Carbohydrates, fats and proteins are macronutrients. ... stores are full, extra glucose is stored as fat and can be used as energy when needed. ... Your body will grab protein from your diet (if available), skeletal muscles and ..... It does contain mostly saturated fatty acids, but both monounsaturated and ...

healthyeating.sfgate.com/roles-protein-play-body-3918.html

Protein has more physiological roles than any other nutrient. Protein ... When you eat protein, your body breaks it down into amino acids that are used for several ...

www.merckmanuals.com/home/disorders-of-nutrition/overview-of-nutrition/carbohydrates,-proteins,-and-fats

The body uses these basic units to build substances it needs for growth, maintenance, and activity (including other carbohydrates, proteins, and fats).

www.encyclopedia.com/science-and-technology/biochemistry/biochemistry/protein

Serving as the basic structural molecule of all the tissues in the body, protein makes up nearly 17 .... The amount of protein needed to build new tissue or maintain structure and function .... In Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 9th edition. ..... anywhere from twenty to seventy amino acids long and are mostly hydrophilic.

www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/abcs-of-nutrition/protein-building-blocks-of-the-body

Oct 4, 2011 ... Protein is the basic nutrient and plays an essential role in carrying ... Protein is needed to “carry” fat and cholesterol throughout the body.