Name Professor Course Date Calories Amino Acids Introduction Calorie is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of water by 1 degree Celsius at an atmospheric pressure of one. It is the measure of amount of energy in food or drink. Amino acids are substances containing nitrogen and nitrogen which are building blocks of proteins and they occur naturally in our they can have adverse health problems like heart attack and stroke. Amino acids are very important because they help our body to perform important processes and functions like tissue repair. Works Cited Nestle Marion and Malden C. Nesheim. Why Calories Count: From science to politics. Berkeley: University of California Press 2012. Internet resource. Avery carbohydrates calories & Fat. NEW YORK NY: PENGUIN PUTNAM INC 2001. print [...]
Unit 4 ∗Read Chapter 6 Fats and Other Lipids ∗Read Chapter 7 Proteins DISCUSSION #4: CALORIES, AMINO ACIDS How does the calorie content per gram of fat compare to an equal mass of protein or carbohydrate? What are essential amino acids? Using your knowledge of amino acids, explain why strict vegetarians (also known as “vegans”) must be sure to include a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in his/her diet. What health concerns might exist for the vegan?