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CLIP 10612

The role of protein

The role of protein
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Key Info
  • The role of protein
  • Duration: 01:52
  • Foods such as meat, eggs, milk, soya and nuts are given as examples of those high in protein. Protein is described as being used to make new cells and repair damaged ones. It is also described as being needed to make enzymes for digesting food and antibodies to fight infection. The break down of protein during digestion and absorption into blood is mentioned.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Bio: Health and Disease

  • Keywords: protein, growth, repair, digestion, balanced diet, health
Ideas for use in class
  • To explain what foods contain protein and what our bodies use it for.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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