Introduction
Protein complementation
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Soy
Protein of whey
Main functions of the Vitamins contained in the Nu3 products
Main functions of the Minerals contained in the Nu3 products
Why choosing Nu3 products?
 
Introduction
 
A great part of the population, especially that of vulnerable groups of children and adolescents, has a protein intake smaller than the minimum diet recommended by the FAO (The Food and Agriculture Organization): the percentage calculated around 40-50%.

Thus the major nutritional deficiency of the developing countries is the protein deficit, that affects the physical growth, the mental development and the immunity to diseases, processes that shorten the life expectancy.

A very important aspect of food intake is that it shouldn’t lack proteins, especially those of high biological value, since they provide the Essential Amino Acids. There should exist in each diet a constant supply of the adequate proteins to guarantee the development, growth and maintenance of the vital structures of the organism.

Once digested, the food proteins become amino acids that are used to synthesize the structural proteins the organism needs: hormones, enzymes, blood components and other body tissues. Only 20 amino acids participate in this process.

The Amino Acids are divided into those that can be synthesized by the organism, so- called No Essential, and those that must be included in each diet, the “Essential Amino Acids”. Thus, the nutritional value of a protein will depend on its content of essential amino acids.

The 8 Essential amino acids the organism requires are leucine, isoleucine, valine, threonine, methionine, phenylalanine, tryptophan, and lysine. The histidine is also considered to be an essential amino acid for children.



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