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 breakdown of protein during digestion and absorption into blood is mentioned.

First broadcast:
25 March 2003

Students could use this clip to explain what foods contain protein and what our bodies use it for. Can they think of good examples of foods which are high in protein and people who might benefit from high protein diets?