• Factors contributing to the selection of dietary protein food sources

    10 monthes ago - By Clinical Nutrition

    Protein is the only dietary macronutrient required for life. As such, it is reasonable to consider dietary protein as the centerpiece of a healthy eating pattern. To do so requires consideration of what type of protein should be eaten. Account should be taken of the quality of the protein, the density of the protein in the protein food source, and the non-protein components of protein food source. The quality of protein can be quantified based on the amount and profile of essential amino acids , as well as the true ileal digestibility of the EAAs in the protein.
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