ProteinPProteinProteinEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the role of protein in the body and discover good protein sources.</p><p>Protein is one of the main building blocks in the body and plays an important role in almost every bodily function. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Protein helps build and repair cells throughout the body and helps the body digest food and produce hormones.</li> <li>the highest sources of protein per serving are within the milk and alternatives and meat and alternatives food groups.</li> <li>Smaller amounts of protein are also found in vegetables and grains.</li></ul>
ProtéinesPProtéinesProteinFrenchNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez le rôle des protéines dans le corps ainsi que les bonnes sources de protéines.</p><p>Les protéines sont l’un des principaux éléments aidant à former le corps et elles jouent un rôle important dans presque toutes les fonctions corporelles.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les protéines contribuent à construire et réparer les cellules de l’ensemble du corps et elles le soutiennent dans la digestion des aliments et la production d’hormones.</li> <li>Les sources les plus importantes de protéines par portion se retrouvent dans les groupes alimentaires lait et substituts et viandes et substituts.</li> <li>Les légumes et les produits céréaliers contiennent aussi des protéines, mais en plus petite quantité.</li></ul>

 

 

Protein1444.00000000000ProteinProteinPEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about the role of protein in the body and discover good protein sources.</p><p>Protein is one of the main building blocks in the body and plays an important role in almost every bodily function. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Protein helps build and repair cells throughout the body and helps the body digest food and produce hormones.</li> <li>the highest sources of protein per serving are within the milk and alternatives and meat and alternatives food groups.</li> <li>Smaller amounts of protein are also found in vegetables and grains.</li></ul><h2>What it does</h2><p>Among other things, protein:</p><ul><li>builds and repairs the cells in muscles, organs, bones, skin, hair and nails</li><li>helps form enzymes to digest food<br></li><li>helps the body produce hormones.</li></ul><p>Protein provides some energy, but it is not the main source of energy for the body.</p><h2>Where you will find it</h2> <figure class="asset-small"> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-6_nutrient_sources.png" alt="" /> </figure> <p>Protein is found in two food groups: <strong>meat and alternatives</strong> and <strong>milk and alternatives</strong>.</p><ul><li>Foods that are highest in protein (per serving) include meat, poultry, fish, eggs and tofu.</li><li>Other good sources of protein include nuts and nut butters, legumes (beans, peas, lentils), milk, cheese, cottage cheese, soy beverages and yogurt.</li><li>You can get small amounts of protein from vegetables, from grains such as quinoa, barley and rice and from whole grain breads and pasta.</li></ul><br>Protein

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