Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Of proteins, carbohydrates and fats

Your essential food plate 

Our body needs oxygen, water and adequate food to survive and to grow.

Food contains proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and nutrients.

We are what we eat. Proteins, carbohydrates and fats are the essential daily needs. If you wish to be active and strong consume the following:
a.     Proteins – 1.5 grams per kilogram of your body weight per day.
b.     Carbohydrate – 10 grams per kilogram of your body weight per day.
c.      Fat – 0.5 gram per kilogram of your body weight.

But if measuring your food is a nightmare, then use the general rule of thumb that fat is the only food that really matters most. Intake of fat should be rigidly controlled. A good rule should be not to take more than 40 to 50 grams of fat daily. It is alright to take more proteins for your muzzle and adequate carbohydrates for your energy requirements.

 But “bad” fat is a no no. Monitoring fat intake is critical to good health and body form. Try to differentiate between good and “bad” fats.

Eat well.

Allen Lai

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