Protein (タンパク質)

Characteristics of nutrients

  • One of the three major nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids)
  • It breaks down into amino acids in the body with nutrients that make up the body
  • Amino acids are essential for making hair, nails, viscera, muscles, hormones, enzymes, etc.
  • Since there are essential amino acids that can not be made in the body, we need to ingest it from the diet
  • Minimum unit of protein = amino acid
  • Approximately 16% of human body weight is protein
  • Be careful as there may be a shortage during meal restrictions


Function of nutrients

  • Constituents such as skin, muscle, internal organs, blood
  • Involved in nerve, antibody, etc. Important ingredients


When nutrients are deficient

  • Mmune power, lower physical strength
  • There is a risk of stroke as blood vessels get thinner
  • Children may have growth disorders


When nutrients overdose

  • Excess is excreted with urine
  • Renal impairment due to burden on the kidneys
  • Increase in calcium release from urine (osteoporosis)


Foods rich in nutrients

  • salmon roe
  • Tuna
  • Herring roe
  • caviar
  • cod roe


Nutrient list
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EnergyPantothenic acid
Saturated fatty acids n-3 fatty acids
Dietary fiber n-6 fatty acids
Vitamin ACalcium
Vitamin DMagnesium
Vitamin ERin
Vitamin KZinc
Vitamin B1Copper
Vitamin B2Manganese
Vitamin B6Lodine
Vitamin B12Selenium
Vitamin CChromium
Folic acidiron