Proteins and Amino Acids Quiz
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Proteins and Amino Acids Quiz

Test your knowledge on proteins and amino acids with this quiz covering topics such as incomplete proteins, amino acid breakdown, and daily intake recommendations.

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Questions and Answers

What is the recommended daily intake of calories from proteins?

No more than 15-20%

What happens to any unused amino acids in the body?

They are broken down by the liver and the amino group is excreted as urea.

What are proteins called if they do not contain all the essential amino acids?

Incomplete proteins

What are proteins called if they contain all the essential amino acids?

<p>Complete proteins</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are essential amino acids and can they be made in the body?

<p>Essential amino acids cannot be made in the body</p> Signup and view all the answers

Name a few sources of complete proteins.

<p>Eggs, meat, milk, and milk products</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why are proteins containing all the essential amino acids known as 'complete proteins'?

<p>They are called 'complete proteins' because they contain all the essential amino acids required by the body.</p> Signup and view all the answers

How are the contractile system, hormonal system, and clotting & defense system dependent on proteins?

<p>These systems are dependent on proteins for their structure and function.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why are eggs, meat, milk, and milk products considered sources of complete proteins?

<p>These are considered sources of complete proteins because they contain all the essential amino acids required by the body.</p> Signup and view all the answers

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