ShareProtein 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
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ShareFats 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
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ShareCarbohydrates 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
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ShareThe Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat
As athletes we are constantly asking ourselves about The Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat, the role they play in our diets and how they affect our body during athletic performance. I will try to take some of the mysteries away from Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat with some simple explanations of each.
The Food Pyramid
Usually when we are talking about Carbohydrates, Protein, and Fat we are talking about “what to eat” or basically plain old food. Food is thought of as the things we eat that
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