Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
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Q:Proteins are part of every cell, tissue, and organ in our bodies. True or false?
Q:Most adults in the U.S. do not get enough protein from their diets. True or false?
Q:What kinds of foods are high in protein?
A:Foods high in protein include meats, poultry, and fish, as well as milk and milk products, tofu, grains, some vegetables and fruits, eggs, legumes (dry beans and peas), nuts, and seeds.
Q:How much of your daily intake of calories should come from protein?
A:Protein should provide 10-35% of one's daily calorie intake.
Q:Which of the following foods has the greatest amount of protein: A cup of milk or 3 oz of meat?
A:A 3-ounce piece of meat.
Q:What are complete proteins?
A: Complete proteins provide all the amino acids the body needs.
Q:Women need more protein than men. True or false?
Q:There is no such thing as too much protein. True or false?
Q:Athletes need much more protein than other people. True or False?
Q:How many amino acids make up every type of protein?
A:There are 20 amino acids that our bodies use in various combinations to make our proteins.
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