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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 All About Proteins - For Children! What are complementary proteins proteins that provide only some essential amino acids, but not all How much protein should chlidren consume? children aged from 4-8 should consume around 19 grams of protein a day children aged from 9-13 should consume around 34 grams of protein a day What if children don't get enough protein? can cause increased infections, unexplained weight loss, muscle weakness help create the body's hormones and enzymatic proteins leads to starvation and malnutrition helps with brain growth helps wounds heal helps develop muscles they are proteins that have all amino acids that the body cannot produce on its own, and only come from foods What is a complete protein? when you combine two complementary proteins, you can substitute a complete protein What do proteins do? For example: Both Almond Butter and Whole Grain Crackers have protein on their own, but when put together, they can create a meal with complete proteins! All About Proteins - For Children! What if children consume too much protein? in severe cases, lead to conditions like kwashiorkor and marasmus can lead to stressed kidneys and possibly kidney disfunction and kidney stones causes to Nausea, Diarrhoea, build-up of toxins in the blood and even death can trigger the body to eliminate higher amounts of calcium than usual and make bones more brittle Top five sources of animal protein for children Top five vegan sources of protein for children For further reading, please refer to: Skinless Chicken is good source of protein because of the vitamin B complex they provide, they are good energy boosters and help develop the immune system Lean Beef is rich in protein, vitamin B12(that help maintain the body's nerve and blood cells) and, iron Egg is a good source of protein because they provide nutrients that help the brain and cardiovascularsystem develop Salmon(at moderate amounts, due to the mercury content) contains vitamin D and omega-3 fatty-acids, which helps in maintaining the heart and brain Cheese not only contains protein, but also is rich in calcium, which is great for bone development and maintenence Quinoa contains protein, fibre and many other vitamins that contribute to a healthy child Tofu and Tempeh are packed in protein and calcium, which helps build and maintain bones Beans and Lentils offer protein, fibre and potassium, which helps in brain development Peanut Butter contain resveratrol, which protect heart health Whole-Wheat Bread is easily incorporated into any child's diet and is plentiful in protein and fibre! Health, Safety and nutrition for the young child 7th edition by Marotz, Lynn R Vegetarian to vegan: give up dairy, give up eggs, for good by Taylor Sarah
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