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The Great Proteins Myth

  • Protein has been explained as the building block of life and a necessity in our diets. What are proteins?
  • Proteins are large, complex molecules that play many critical roles in the body.
  • Proteins are made up of hundreds or thousands of smaller units called amino acids, which are attached to one another in long chains. There are 20 different types of amino acids that can be combined to make a protein.
  • Protein is found throughout the body—in muscle, bone, skin, hair, and virtually every other body part or tissue. It makes up the enzymes that power many chemical reactions and the hemoglobin that carries oxygen in your blood. At least 10,000 different proteins make you what you are and keep you that way.
  • Because we don’t store amino acids, our bodies make them in two different ways: either from scratch or by modifying others.
  • Nine amino acids—histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine—known as the essential amino acids, must come from food.
  • Phenylalanine is found naturally in the breast milk of mammals. It’s highly valuable for its analgesic and antidepressant effects.
  • Seaweeds demonstrate original and interesting nutritional characteristics. Protein concentration ranges from 5% to 47% of dry basic.
  • Its value depends particularly on species and environmental conditions. Seaweed protein is a source of all amino acids, especially glycine, alanine, arginine, proline, glutamic, and aspartic acids.
  • In algae, essential amino acids (EAAs) represent almost half of total amino acids and their protein profile is close to the profile of egg protein. In case of non-EAAs, all three groups (green, brown, and red seaweeds) contain a similar amount.
  • Red seaweed seems to be a good source of protein because its value reaches 47%. The issue of protein malnutrition supports the trend to find a new and cheap alternative source of protein.
  • Algae could play an important role in the above-mentioned challenge because of a relatively high content of nitrogen compounds. Algae may be used in the industry as a source of ingredients with high nutritional quality.
  • Full text (Seaweed proteins and amino acids as nutraceuticals – PubMed) All animals get their Amino acids from their mother’s breast and then some from plants and sea vegetables, this including fish.
  • This enables them to produce their own proteins in their bodies like they have been coded to do. Humans have decided to rob the animals of these proteins since they don’t have enough supply of it in the food supply.
  • This Animal protein comes with other attachments such as fat, microbes, parasites, worms, other animal DNA, mucus, and energies. Our bodies are coded to make their own proteins.
  • Sea vegetables are a powerful source of balanced omega acids which promote the growth of proteins in the body. Sea moss is a great source.
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