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What is Nutrition?

Nutrition is comprised of the nutrients/elements necessary for proper bodily function. There are two types of nutrients:


PROTEIN: The basic building block of muscles, protein should make up 30% of you daily caloric intake and be a part of EVERY meal. Protein builds and maintains muscle, and the body burns more calories breaking down protein. It also helps regulate the metabolism.

CARBOHYDRATES: The main energy supply to the body, carbohydrates break down into simple sugars. There are three types of Carbohydrates: simple carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates and dietary fiber. Fiber adds no calories to your diet and cannot be converted to glucose. Dietary fiber is a free food group.

FATS: Your body uses dietary fat to make tissue and manufacture biochemicals, such as hormones. Fats are broken down into fatty acids, which are the building blocks of fat

There are three categories of fatty acids: saturated (butter, lard), monounsaturated (olive oil and canola oil) and polyunsaturated (corn oil and soybean oil). A diet high in saturated fat increases your cholesterol. Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids REDUCE the amount of fat circulating in your body.

Fruits, vegetables and fish are primary sources of unsaturated fats. Meat, lard butter and dairy products are primary sources of saturated fats.


VITAMINS: Vitamins are organic chemicals that contain carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Vitamins regulate many bodily functions, are essential in building body tissue (bones, skin, glands, nerves and blood). They assist in the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, and prevent nutritional deficiency and disease.

Fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K) in excess are stored in body fat. Water soluble vitamins (C, B6, B12, B2, Thiamin, Niacin, Biotin and Pantothenic acid) in excess are eliminated in urine.

MINERALS: Minerals are elements that contain only one kind of atom. Unlike vitamins, minerals are inorganic they do not contain the carbon, hydrogen and oxygen found in all organic compounds.

There are two classifications for minerals Major minerals and Trace elements. The difference between them is how much you have in your body and how much you need to take in to maintain a steady supply.

For more detailed information on Minerals consult a fitness or nutrition specialist.

ELECTROLYTES: Electrolytes are mineral compounds that dissolve into electrically charged particles called ions. Your body maintains its fluid balance through the action of electrolytes. Sodium, potassium and chlorine are the most common when referring to electrolytes.