Diet Advice


Proteins

Proteins consist of amino acids. Amino acids are building blocks of the body tissues. Amino acids that cannot be synthesized in the body are supplied in diet and are called essential amino acids. An adult needs 50 – 60 gm (0.8 – 1.0g/kg of body weight) of proteins per day. One gram of protein provides 4 cal/gm of energy. Class 1 good quality proteins have complete essential amino acids. Most of the animal proteins are said to be class 1 good quality proteins. Proteins of vegetable origin lack one or more amino acids and are called Class 2 moderate quality protein.

 At least one third of dietary requirement must be from Class 1 good quality protein. The dietary protein is helpful in growth, development, tissue repair and maintenance.

Class 1 good quality

  • Low fat milk
  • Egg white
  • Panner
  • Low fat curds
  • Fish
  • Skin less chicken
  • Soybean

Class 2 Moderate quality

  • All dals
  • Cereals

Diet Advice


Proteins

Proteins consist of amino acids. Amino acids are building blocks of the body tissues. Amino acids that cannot be synthesized in the body are supplied in diet and are called essential amino acids. An adult needs 50 – 60 gm (0.8 – 1.0g/kg of body weight) of proteins per day. One gram of protein provides 4 cal/gm of energy. Class 1 good quality proteins have complete essential amino acids. Most of the animal proteins are said to be class 1 good quality proteins. Proteins of vegetable origin lack one or more amino acids and are called Class 2 moderate quality protein.

 At least one third of dietary requirement must be from Class 1 good quality protein. The dietary protein is helpful in growth, development, tissue repair and maintenance.

Class 1 good quality

  • Low fat milk
  • Egg white
  • Panner
  • Low fat curds
  • Fish
  • Skin less chicken
  • Soybean

Class 2 Moderate quality

  • All dals
  • Cereals