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A Simple Discussion on The Benefits of Fats, Proteins & Carbohydrates

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Nutrition made simple!

  • Do you know fat is essential?
  • Are you confused about what to eat?
  • Have you tried every diet around?

Follow me through this article that I have created to help clear up the rubbish you hear day to day. It’s time to eat right and achieve sustainable results that last a life time not a short time. Education on nutrition simplicity is the topic here!

FATS

fatYou gotta love fat!! They include delicious foods in their own right – almonds, bacon, avocados, salmon, olives, meat, macadamia nuts, eggs, cheese, chocolate – and fats that make already tasty foods a little more tasty – butter, cream, olive oil, coconut oil.

Good fats: are unrefined animal fats, fat from fish, select fats from plants, such as avocado, olive, nuts and tropical oils. These foods include a higher proportion of saturated or monounsaturated fats or be higher in omega 3s.

 

 

 

Good Fat Benefits:

  1. Better body composition
  2. More muscle
  3. Easier fat loss
  4. Better reproductive health
  5. Better brain function & reduced depression
  6. Stronger bones and reduced risk of Osteoporosis
  7. Reduced Cancer risk
  8. Better Cholesterol ratio & reduced risk of heart disease
  9. Stronger immune system
  10. Better skin & eye health

Bad Fats: are vegetable fats, such as soy, peanut, corn, safflower, sunflower and canola oil that have been refined. These fats tend to be higher in omega-6 fats and are highly susceptible to oxidation during the processing – which makes them reactive and damaging to the body.

PROTEINS

proteins

 

Proteins are the building blocks of any living organism. Proteins constitute life in the form of enzymes, antibodies, hormones, hair, nail, bone, teeth, hemoglobin (blood protein), neurotransmitters, skin or as the basic components of any cell in our body. The smallest units of proteins (amino acids) fall in either of the following types:

Essential amino acids are amino acids that the human body can not synthesize and there fore they have to be supplied in the diet.

Non-Essential amino acids can be produced in the body as long as the carbon, hydrogen, oxygen (from fats or carbohydrates) and nitrogen components are supplied in the diet.

Benefits of Proteins
Proteins are indispensable for growth and maintenance of every kind of cell in our body. Body development, replenishment of lost blood, healing of wounds and scars, replacement of dead cells, and hair and nail growth need proteins. Proteins in the form of enzymes, hormones and antibodies promote healthy metabolic and physiological processes, and boost our nervous and immunity systems.

Sources of Protein
  1. Meat
  2. Milk Products
  3. Eggs
  4. Poultry
  5. Fish
  6. Legumes
  7. Soybean
  8. Soybean products
  9. Tofu

CARBOHYDRATES

carbsYour body needs carbohydrates to function well but some carbohydrates may be better than others. Understand more about carbohydrates and how to choose healthy carbohydrates.

Sugar.
The simplest form of carbohydrates, sugar occurs in natural form in many foods starting from milk, milk derivatives, fruits and vegetables. Sugar may be available in three forms, lactose, fructose, and sucrose obtained from milk, table sugar, and fruits respectively. Sugar provides the energy required for your daily activities.

Starch/Complex.
Sugar unit bonded together is starch. Naturally occurring starch can be found in rice, beans, peas and other grains.

Fiber. 
Like starch, the fiber is also made of bonded sugar. Fibrous foods help in quick digestion of food. Fiber occurs in some vegetables, whole grains, peas and dry beans, bran, soya beans and are super Low GI.
Benefits of Carbohydrates
  1. Provide energy
  2. Prevent diseases
  3. Control weight
Choosing Healthy Carbohydrates
Fiber rich vegetables & fruits – Fresh fruits such as: Raspberries, grapes, blueberries, pears & plums provide great fiber. All green leafy vegetables, reds and yellows are perfect.
Wholegrain’s are a better choice to refined grains. They provide full fiber, potassium, magnesium and selenium.
Legumes are rich source of proteins, and also contain essential micro nutrients like potassium, magnesium selenium and folate. The beans, lentils, and peas contain fibers (soluble and insoluble), proteins and have no cholesterol and are thus more beneficial compared to other foods and can even compete with meat for supply of energy required for living.
Limit added sugar as it has no advantage health wise. It can also help you in gaining weight, give you poor nutrition and may sometimes cause tooth decay. Small amount of added sugar is acceptable for taste purposes but beyond a certain limit is best avoided. It’s also best to avoid candy, sugary drinks, desserts that provide you with just calories and no nutrition.

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