The Three Components of Macro-nutrients

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The Three Components of Macro-nutrients

Proteins: Foods that include proteins are meats, poultry, beans, eggs, soy products, nuts, and seeds.

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The Three Components of Macro-nutrients

In this Glog it will demonstrate you the three components to marco-nutrients, which are carbonhydrates, proteins, and fats. This will help you learn what each component provides you and your bodies. Plus what kind of foods give you these nutrients.

Fats: Good fats such as Omega -3 can be found in seafoods. The intake of seafoods is about 8 ounces a week that decrease and prevent heart disease.

The daily intake of proteins for the ages 9 or older is at least about 5 to 7 ounces. As for the younger childern, they are only needed less amounts of proteins a day.

When eating meats eat only small portion, slow cooking avoids high calories and fats,as for beans, peas, nuts and seeds, due to high calories.

Bad fats contain high amounts of cholesterol, and can be solid that come from animal and oils.

Carbohydrates: In carbohydrates, it is the most essential component in marco-nutrients. Example of foods that contain major carbohydrates are mostly whole grains and fruits. In fact eating whole grains give you a rich amount of nutrients like zinc, magnesium, vitamin B and fiber. Also carbohydrates are also added sugars or empty calories.

Eating fruits can reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Also it provides a good source of nutrients, for example potassium, dietary fibers, vitamin C and, folate.

Whole grains provide a good amount of fibers, if the food is about 3 grams or less, it's consider a good source. Also if the food is 5 grams or more, it is a excellent source of fiber.


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