Amount of daily intake= 50 g

  1. Leavening agents, yeast, baker’s, active dry
    Contain: 38.3 g
    %DV: 77%
  2. Soybeans, mature seeds, raw
    Contain: 36.5 g
    %DV: 73%
  3. Lupins, mature seeds, raw
    Contain: 36.2 g
    %DV: 72%
  4. watermelon seed kernels, dried
    Contain: 28.3 g
    %DV: 57%
  5. Broad beans (fava beans), mature seeds, raw
    Contain: 26.1 g
    %DV: 52%
  6. Lentils, raw
    Contain: 25.8 g
    %DV: 52%
  7. Peanuts, all types, raw
    Contain: 25.8 g
    %DV: 52%
  8. Spices, mustard seed, yellow
    Contain: 24.9 g
    %DV: 50%
  9. Yard long beans, mature seeds, raw
    Contain: 24.3 g
    %DV: 49%

 

Deficiency symptoms

  1. Edema
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25223408
  2. Fatty liver
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15883438
  3. Muscle loss
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12122158
  4. reduced bone density and increased rates of bone loss
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12612169
  5. growth restriction in children
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12183721
  6. impair immune function and increase the susceptibility to infectious disease
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17403271

 

Function:

  1. Help your body repair cells and make new ones
  2. Important for growth and development
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002467.htm
  3. Help in metabolism by acting as enzymes, carriers, or hormones
  4. Help in digestion of food by digestive enzymes
  5. Coordinate the activity of different body systems by hormones
  6. Affect muscle contraction
    https://courses.lumenlearning.com/wm-biology1/chapter/reading-function-of-proteins/

 

Overdose: more than 35% of total calories you eat
or more than 175 grams for a 2,000-calorie diet
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK56068/table/summarytables.t5/?report=objectonly
https://www.healthline.com/health/protein-poisoning#recommendation

Excess: the body breaks them and stored as fat while the surplus of amino acids is excreted in urine
https://www.msdmanuals.com/en-gb/home/disorders-of-nutrition/overview-of-nutrition/carbohydrates,-proteins,-and-fats?query=proteins
https://www.healthline.com/health/too-much-protein#risks

Solubility: depends on the 3D shape of the protein. globular proteins are soluble in water (hydrophilic) while fibrous ones are not (hydrophobic).
https://socratic.org/questions/why-are-proteins-water-soluble-and-why-do-they-become-not-water-soluble-after-de

Side effects of excess protein intake:

  1. Increased risk of body weight gain
  2. Increased risk of overall death
    https://www.clinicalnutritionjournal.com/article/S0261-5614(15)00091-6/fulltext
  3. High cholesterol and a higher risk of cardiovascular disease
  4. Increased cancer risk
  5. Constipation or diarrhea

Kidney disease and kidney stones
https://www.health.harvard.edu/diet-and-weight-loss/when-it-comes-to-protein-how-much-is-too-much