Protein in the diet is often termed Diet–protein, complete protein, and incomplete protein. The latter are things you must watch for as selling points for every new, but not beneficial, protein that you may decide to supplement your diet with. The following information is designed to assist you in your understanding of protein in your...
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The energy stored in food is measured in terms of “calories”. Generally, one calorie is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water 1 degree Centigrade (from 14.5 to 15.5) at sea level. The “calorie” measure used commonly to discuss the energy content of food is actually a kilocalorie...
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This section will grow continually as recipes are added. If you have a great recipe and wish to share it with our readers, please send it to us. Spice Chicken A recipe for you meat lovers out there who want a little extra protein, but not the fat. Ingredients skinless chicken leg quarters–attached leg and...
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Individuals who eat meals high in carbohydrates may consume less fat, carry less fat on their bodies, and achieve more of the daily recommended intakes for essential nutrients. This is in contrast to people who eat fewer carbs in relation to protein and fat. This was recently discovered by scientists from the U.S. Department of...
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Fat is one of the three nutrients (along with protein and carbohydrates) that supply calories to the body. Fat provides 9 Calories per gram, more than twice the number provided by carbohydrates or protein. Most Americans consume about 36 percent of their dietary requirements from fats, which is about 110 pounds per capita consumption; this...
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Fats are very necessary in our diet so, don’t make fat a dirty word! They are commonly known types such as saturated fat, diet – fat, polyunsaturated fat, monounsaturated fat, and lipids. Lipids, which is the scientific name for fats is classified into three main groups: simple lipids (triglycerides), compound lipids (LDL, HDL), and derived...
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Eating is controlled by many factors, including appetite, food availability, family, peer, and cultural practices, and attempts at voluntary control. Dieting to a body weight leaner than needed for health is highly promoted by current fashion trends, sales campaigns for special foods, and in some activities and professions. Eating disorders involve serious disturbances in eating...
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MyHealthandFitness has a goal of presenting to you a food philosophy that works. Since there is no magic pill or elixir that will help one become the fittest and healthiest he or she can be, we stress the consumption of a variety of foods balanced by a moderate intake of each food. There are three...
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For many, the term diet is a dreaded word. Here, we use the term in reference to beginning a good nutritional plan. A meal plan combining the food you enjoy with your weight-loss goals. The key to the healthiest lifestyle is simply good nutrition, moderation in eating the foods you like and a combination of...
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