Proteins are essential nutrients for the human body. They are one of the building blocks of body tissue, and can also serve as a fuel source.
A Protein is a polymer chain made of amino acids linked together by peptide bonds.
In our bodies, proteins are broken down in the stomach during digestion by enzymes known as proteases into smaller polypeptides.
These polypeptides from protein provide amino acids for the body, including the essential amino acids that cannot be biosynthesized by the body itself.
Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body, and must be supplied by food.
Amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, are used for building new tissue, including muscle, as well as repairing damaged tissues.
- Protein is a nutrient needed by the human body for growth and maintenance
- Proteins are the second most abundant kind of molecules in the body, after water
- Protein can be found in all cells of the body
- Protein is the major structural component of all cells in the body
- Proteins are utilized in membranes
- Protein is needed to form blood cells
What I Like About These Easy Protein Sources
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While carbs are in abundance in many people's emergency preparedness planning, in a prolonged emergency situation you don't want to overlook a good source of protein. Storable PROTEIN comes from a variety of sources. Many beans, nuts and peanut butter have protein and are often included in people's emergency planning.
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JERKY is another great way to store protein for emergency situations. Beef, turkey, buffalo and other animal proteins can be dried to increase their storage time before spoiling. Drying your own meats is a great approach. One of the benefits of purchasing jerky is the portions are in sealed containers. Jerky Direct jerky is handmade in a USDA certified smokehouse using superior quality top round beef. It's seasoned with a secret blend of spices, and slow smoked to perfection with real burning hickory. Jerky Direct products provide a healthy, all natural source of protein. Many of the products contain no preservatives, no added MSG, no nitrites, no Erythorbate, no artificial ingredients, and are only minimally processed.