Categories :: Nutrient Directory

  • Mar
    22

    Nutrient Directory

    greek yogurt

    NUTRIENT DIRECTORY: As you all know, I am all about incorporating as many whole foods into our daily meals as possible. Whole foods are nutrient dense, as opposed to processed foods that are just that - processed. They may contain added vitamins, but they loose their nutrient content throug…

  • Mar
    22

    Nutrition Basics: Fat

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    UGH! Who wants to talk about fat? Well, fatty acids and triglycerides are important components for all of our body's cells. Fats contain more energy per gram than proteins and carbohydrates. FATS ARE FUEL. BASIC STRUCTURE All fats are composed of fatty acids, which are a long chains of ca…

  • Mar
    22

    Nutrition Basics: Protein

    Chicken eggs, wheat and flour

    I thought this would be helpful topic, as some readers have requested basic information on the three macronutrients in our diet: proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. So, I want to¬†give you the low down on these important nutrients - and their functions in our body. WHAT ARE PROTEINS? Prot…

  • Mar
    22

    Nutrition Basics: Carbs

    millet

    OH NO, CARBS! Low-carb, no-carb, or high-carb diet - which one should I follow? Well, there are so many misconceptions about carbs and their contribution to weight loss, weight maintenance, and weight gain. Those diets have no middle ground (and limited flexibility), so I want to clarify the b…