Proteins and our food

A child's healthy development depends on providing quality protein.

Quality proteins are proteins that have all the amino acids essential for our species. Brain maturation depends on the correct supply, at the right age, of high nutritional value proteins.

Poverty of protein in childhood causes serious conduct and reasoning problems in adulthood.

The disease known as Kwashiorkor, In which the child has a swollen abdomen and limbs, changes in hair color and poor intellectual development, it is a manifestation of protein deficiency in childhood and even in adults.

World authorities are increasingly concerned about the proper diet of people who usually do not have easy access to protein foods.

In many regions of the world, people turn to carbohydrate-rich foods (excellent energy-providing substances) but low in amino acids.

They get fat but have protein deficiency. The ideal is to encourage the consumption of more protein and thus obtain a healthier development of the body.

The healthier, better quality proteins are those of animal origin. Those with the highest essential amino acid content are found in fish, beef, poultry and milk.

An important aspect to consider when consuming cereals is that they need to be used without benefiting. In rice, shelled and polished, there is only starch left over, and so is wheat grains in the preparation of flour. These foods should be consumed in their entirety, as proteins are found in the films that cover the beans. More recently, the consumption of parboiled rice has been encouraged. parboil = boiling), ie subjected to a process in which the proteins in the inner shell film adhere to the grain. Another great source of protein is soy and all its derivatives.