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What Organ Breaks Down Protein For The Body
Which digestive organ releases enzymes to help break down starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines?
Pancreas: The pancreas is the organ that releases the enzymes to help breakdown starches, proteins and fats in the small intestines. ...Read more
What happens if your body isn't able to break down protein, would you have symptoms similar to hypoglycemia?
Not common...: The thing about c-reactive protein is that it's not too specific - meaning, if it's elevated, it could be elevated for a bunch of reasons: infection, inflammation, etc... And it doesn't tell you which organ system has the infection or inflammation. We measure it sometimes in the hospital, but it's not one of those I've seen regularly ordered by primary care physicians as an outpatient. ...Read more
Lean protein.: For general health it's recommended to take one gram of lean protein (fish, pork, chicken, turkey) per kilogram of body weight. If you weight train, it's recommended to take one gram per pound of body weight to promote muscle recovery and building. You don't need any more protein than this. ...Read more
'Some high-protein diets restrict carbohydrate intake so much that they can result in nutritional deficiencies or insufficient fiber, which can cause health problems such as constipation and diverticulitis..
A high-protein diet may worsen kidney function in people with kidney disease because your body may have trouble eliminating all the waste products of protein metabolism.'
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Varies w age, sexes: As a general rule, between 50-60 gms should suffice for an average male. Higher amount may be needed for athletes or people who burn more calories. Smaller 49-59 gms daily suffices for most females with similar need for adjustment. ...Read more
Depends: Entirely on how much you burn exercising. You'll either burn it for energy, store it in muscle, use it to replenish stuff like skin and hair that you ordinarily shed, or it'll turn to fat. You're approaching your athletic prime. Train hard, avoid the worst grease and sugar, and your body will reward you by looking great and telling you what's right to eat. ...Read more
Depends!: If on a low carb diet, burned as fuel to produce glucose by the liver, and used as building blocks for your bodies protein, isnce it is broken down to essential amino acids. If on a normal diet, there are 4 kcal per gram of protein. And it will count toward your total caloric intake and cause weight gain, if it exceeds the calories spent by basal metabolism and your activity. ...Read more
Plenty!: 1.Constant craving of carbs! 2.Muscle and/or joint pain! These are signs of mild deficiency! Symptoms of severe protein deficiency: 1.Edema (swelling) 2.Thinning brittle hair and/or hair loss 3.Ridges in finger and toe nails 4.Skin rashes; dry skin 5.Weak and tired 6.Muscle soreness and cramps 7.Slow healing 8.Skin ulcers 9.Sleep issues 10.Headache 11.Nausea 12.Fainting 13.Depression/anxiety! ...Read more
Can't store protein: Unlike carbohydrates and fat, there is no storage form in the body for proteins. Proteins are either incorporated into tissues or they are eliminated. However there are conditions in the body such as amyloidosis which involve abnormal deposition of misfolded proteins; these can cause a variety of problems including heart failure and kidney failure. ...Read more
Not eating right!:
Cause: poor intake!
1.Constant craving of carbs! 2.Muscle and/or joint pain! These are signs of mild deficiency! Symptoms of severe protein deficiency: 1.Edema (swelling) 2.Thinning brittle hair and/or hair loss 3.Ridges in finger and toe nails 4.Skin rashes; dry skin 5.Weak and tired 6.Muscle soreness and cramps 7.Slow healing 8.Skin ulcers 9.Sleep issues 10.Headache 11.Nausea 12.Fainting. ...Read more
How much protein can your body absorb (like after a workout). Have there been studies to validate this?
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