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The Vitamine Manual

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Author: Walter H. Eddy
Language: English
Wordcount: 37,857 / 133 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53
LoC Category: RS
Downloads: 2,057
mnybks.net#: 2446
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Non-fiction, Health
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quired that the proportions of these four substances be kept within definite limits or there was trouble. We know now that a man can get along nicely if he eats 50 grams of protein per day and makes up the rest of his calories in carbohydrates and fats, provided that to this is added certain requirements in salts and water.

It is also obvious that the foods given must be digestible and palatable.

We had reached this status some time before 1911. But, a short time before this, there had arisen a controversy as to the relative value of different types of proteins. The animal- vs. vegetable-protein controversy was one of the side shows of this affair. This controversy had led to a careful study of the different kinds of proteins that are found in foodstuffs. Through a brilliant series of chemical investigations for whose description we haven't time or space here, chemists had shown that every protein was built up of a collection of acids which were different in structure and properties, that there were som

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