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Protein, carbohydrates and fat

Posted on November 9, 2015 at 2:51 PM Comments comments (59)
Things to know about protein, fat and carbohydrates

Protein-

It is used to build muscle and repair cells.
If over consumed it can not be stored.
If over consumed it is turned to a sugar, if they can not be used as energy then stored as fat.
There are essential and non essential proteins.  
Foods that provide protein are rated by who they match our protein make up (high biological value)
Eggs are consider the highest value with meats behind that.  

Carbohydrates-

As much as they have been villainized over the years, they are vital part of your diet.
They are used for energy.  Our brain, muscles, and organs need carbohydrates for energy to perform there duties.
They it can be stored in muscles as glycogen for quick source of energy, but there is a limit to how much can be stored as glycogen.
Excess carbohydrates are stored as fat.
In the end all carbohydrates that we consume they are broken down to glucose. How fast they get there is based on the type of carbohydrate.


Fat-

Only source of food that contains fat soluble vitamins.
Only source of essential fatty acids.
Vital for cell repair.
In excess stored as fat.


So the take away of this is that they are all vital parts of your diet and can all be over consumed.  So just because you cut back one and eat more of another eventually they will turn to fat if your body does not need them at that point in time.