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Panel Discussion on PROTEINS

Abstract

Food proteins provide a source of energy as well as the essential amino acids for growth and maintenance of human body. Furthermore, many food proteins exhibit specific biological activities that can influence human health and prevent diseases.

Food proteins are marketed as functional food ingredients for prevention of various life-style diseases and improving human wellbeing. The growing high-quality food protein market offers new opportunities for protein product development while adds new challenges on food protein research and innovation.

In the next few pages, key players in the Proteins field have been invited to enter into details of how to meet the global demand and be sustainable, how to deal with the associated age-related health issues and find the right peptide for the right health benefit and give us some information on the evolving regulatory framework for alternative protein sources.


Philip Pittsford 
International Sales Director
Connoils

WHY WE NEED PROTEIN

Proteins are life’s building blocks. They can be found throughout the human body, in our muscles, tendons, cartilage, skin, even our hair and nails. They also play an important role in how our bodies function and how they repair themselves. Protein helps form enzymes, antibodies and hormones. Proteins replace old cells with new ones and act as transports for nutrients. 

It is suggested that we get 15-25% of our total caloric intake from proteins. An easy way to calculate the amount of protein you should get on a daily basis is use your weight and try to eat 1 gram of protein for each kilo you weigh, so a person that weighs 70KGs should get about 70g of protein a day. While protein is an essential nutrient, playing a key role in many of t ... ...



 

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