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Protein Foods in Your Diet

Protein Foods in Your Diet

Protein foods in your diet are important because this is how you provide the amino acids that your body requires. The amino acids that make up protein are responsible for your overall structure, hormonal balances, our immune system, and for the basic transportation of proteins in your body. This smallest group of a protein (the amino acids) join together to make up the primary protein structures: peptides and peptide chains. The protein foods in your diet are broken down and digested into peptides and amino acids. The protein foods in your diet need to be

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Fats in Your Diet

Fats in Your Diet

Fats in your diet are a very important source of energy for your body. The fats in your diet are the most energy dense of the three macronutrients (Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fat). The fats in your diet play very important roles in: the manufacturing of hormones, the balance of those hormones, the formation of our brain and central nervous system, and the transportation of fat soluble vitamins throughout our body. The fat soluble vitamins include: A, D, E, and K.

Fats in your diet are also important because your body can not produce two essential fatty

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Carbohydrates Foods in Your Diet

Carbohydrates Foods in Your Diet

Carbohydrates foods in your diet are essential for life. Your body’s blood and brain need a constant source of glucose because they can not produce the glucose themselves. The carbohydrates foods in your diet supply the needed glucose to both. If you decide that you are going to ignore good nutrition and decrease the carbohydrates foods in your diet, your body will start to metabolize lean mass to provide the needed glucose to all of your cells. This metabolism of lean mass is not healthy to your body; and many many people do not realize

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Good Nutrition and the Body

Good Nutrition and the Body

Good Nutrition and the Body is an important aspect of proper energy balance. In my article Energy Balance and Weight Management I discussed the importance of good nutrition and the energy values of the foods we eat. In that article I also mentioned that good nutrition and the body are important because eating a diet consisting of mostly processed and synthetic foods the body losses its ability properly regulate it functions.

Good nutrition and the body plays a major role in maintaining proper energy balances. When these energy balances are out of line

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Eating Less Calories to Lose Weight

Eating Less Calories to Lose Weight

Eating less calories to lose weight intuitively to make sense. A great deal of the general population thinks that the relationship of eating less calories to lose weight is a no brainer. It is the equation of if you want to loss weight calories in must be less than calories out. And just the opposite that if calories in are more than calories out; than weight will be gained. However, there is a lot more behind a successful weight loss program other than eating less calories to lose weight. Let’s take a

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Energy Balance and Weight Management

Energy Balance and Weight Management

Energy balance and weight management have a direct correlation because the human body has a limited supply of energy. Energy balance and weight management in the terms of who much food we eat and how much energy we expend. In my article Good Nutrition and the Body, I explain how this correlation has an effect on many systems in our body ranging from hormonal status, mental outlook, stress, and of course weight management just to name a few. Below we will take a look at energy balance and weight management in terms of

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Good Nutrition and Nutritional Science

Good Nutrition and Nutritional Science

Good nutrition means having a basic understanding of how carbohydrates, vitamins, fats, minerals, etc, all interact with your cells. When we talk about good nutrition we must also have an understanding of the way our body works at the cellular level, and to have an understanding of cell structure and function as it relates to nutrition. To have good nutrition you should have a basic understanding of how carbohydrates, vitamins, fats, minerals, etc., all interact with your cells. How this interaction at the cellular level turns into energy for physical work repairing of

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Good Nutrition Defined

Good Nutrition Defined

Good nutrition is a phrases that means different things to different people. Some people might consider good nutrition to be eating less sugary foods while another’s definition of good nutrition eating more fruits and vegetables. While other will define good nutrition as eating less meat, eating less carbohydrate, or having what they consider to be a sensible and balanced diet. What is missing from the definition of good nutrition from all of these is that they are incomplete, and if you follow some wacky fad diet it can be flat out wrong. Also

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Good Nutrition: Improve your Life

Good Nutrition

Good nutrition is something we should all strive for because on a very simple level by improving your food intake you can improve your life. Good nutrition is something most people think they have. However, there is a wide gap between thinking that you have good nutrition having good nutrition, and actually having good nutrition. Good nutrition is something that we should all strive for because on a very simple level by improving our food intake we can improve our lives. Obtaining good nutrition is a limiting factor that most people need help

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What is a Calorie?

What is a Calorie?: The Scientific Definition

What is a Calorie?

What is a calorie? is a question that most people can’t answer even though we are all crazed about what kind of calories we eat and how many calories our in our food. So, what is a calorie? A calorie is the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Celsius. However, what is a calorie has a bit more to it when it come to living a fitness lifestyle. When reading a food label calorie chart, these calories

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