Bad Calories & Carcinogenic Foods | Healthy Energy Intake
Calories | Good vs Bad Calories
Calories; Good Calories and Bad Calories. But first, what are they? Calories are a unit of measurement. Calories are now the predecessor to the modernly used unit of measurement Kilojoules. Either way, both Calories and kilojoules are a unit of measurement when it comes to understanding Energy. Both Energy Requirements and Energy Intake. Calories also crucial to understanding the Content of Energy Sources; Food, Drinks and Supplements on a Micro and Macro Level. To help you understand what type of energy sources your body and health requirements need for fuel. What nutrients and minerals may be good for you. What nutrients and minerals may be bad for you. The amount of each energy source you need to fit your lifestyle and what types of nutrients and minerals you need to reach your desired outcome. There is a large number of different nutrients including Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins and Vitamins. If you further breakdown these Macro Nutrients into sub-components or Micro Nutrients there is a lot greater quantity of nutrient types. Including deconstructed Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats. As an example, Read the breakdown of all 3 Macro Nutrient and their Micro Nutrient constituents.
Brief Protein Overview | Amino Acids & Protein Types
Proteins are made up of Amino Acids and the quantity of each Amino Acid and the order of which they’re arranged determines the type of Protein it is. Proteins can come in a vast variety of Amino Acid types, as well as the quantity and arrangements of the Amino Acids present in each particular Protein. For a dietary Protein to be classed as a “Complete Protein” it must contain the 9 Essential Amino Acids. There is an extremely vast variety of different Proteins used for a vast variety of different tasks throughout the human body. From Muscle, Ligament, Tendon, Bone, Skin and other Bodily Tissue Growth to Messenger Enzymes and Hormones. Other Messenger Protein Uses include the Maintenance of Homeostasis, the signalling of Metabolic Processes all the way to other Blood Functions such as the construction of Haemoglobin. Commonly known as Red Blood Cells, Which store and carry Oxygen to every Cell throughout the body. Full Protein Overview Here.
Brief Dietary Fats Overview | Unsaturated Fats & Saturated Fats
Dietary Fats or Triglycerides are an essential dietary need for the human body. Although as necessary as Fats are for the body, they need to be understood in their entirety. Otherwise some forms of Fat can be far more detrimental to your health than a benefit. Firstly, Fats are categorised as Saturated Fat and Unsaturated Fat. All Fats contain more calories per gram than both Protein and Carbohydrates so increased Fat intake may lead to weight gain if your diet is balanced incorrectly. Although Unsaturated Fats are really good for the body. Saturated Fats on the other hand, are really bad for the body.
For example; Saturated Fats and Trans Fats; Trans Fats being the worst for you and Saturated Fats still increasing the likelihood of Coronary Heart Disease, Artery Plaque Constriction leading to Blood Clots and Inhibited Blood Flow to Peripheral Limbs and vital organs, Heart or Fatty Liver Inflammation, the inability to lose weight and increased Blood Viscosity putting more strain on the heart causing Lethargy and Chronic Fatigue. Where as on the contrary, Unsaturated Fats are actually good for you. The primary difference is the structure of the Fats Tail, or Triglyceride. As Fats are made of a single Glycerol Head and 3 Glycerides as a tail. The Structure of the Glyceride tail is where the differentiation between Unsaturated Fats and Saturated Fats becomes noticeable. Saturated Fats have a stiff, straight and almost impossible to deconstruct Glyceride Tail that cannot be broken down and utilised by the body. So the fat is stored in deposits as either Plaque in Arteries or as Visceral Fat in the Abdominal Cavity around the Organs.
Trans Fat Is the worst type of Unsaturated Fat and is the most commonly found Fat in fast food. As hydrogenated cooking oils do not breakdown as easily when heated, making it the perfect use for fast food outlets who can save money and time by not having to replace fryers cooking oil as frequently. Unfortunately a lot of the Trans Fat is absorbed into the food being cooked and then introduced into your body during ingestion/digestion. Other Unhealthy Saturated Fats are most commonly found in High Fat Food such as dairy products including full cream milk and cheese as well as Meat including Beef, Lamb and most other Meat sources.
Unsaturated Fats include Polyunsaturated Fats and Monounsaturated Fats as well as the sub component Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Omega 6 Fatty Acids are essential to a healthy diet and healthy body. Unsaturated Fats are available in most natural sources such as Nuts including Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Peanuts, Avocado and most other edible Nuts. Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids are essential to healthy Synovial Joint Fluid and overall Joint Health. Most Omega 3 Fatty Acids or Omega 6 Fatty Acids are available in fish meat such as Salmon. There is also plant only sources of both Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids available in Walnuts and Hemp Seeds.
Brief Carbohydrates Overview | Sugar & Carbohydrate Types
As well as a large number of Minerals including the most important minerals forHuman Health; Potassium, Sodium, Magnesium, Iron and Calcium. All of which are highly necessary in your everyday Dietary Needs.
Fast Food & Processed Foods | Trans – Fats & Refined Sugars
The constitution of carbs and fats are the problem though. If you broke each carb source into sub components you’d understand what you’re actually putting in your body. Not just calories. Way too much refined sugars and trans fat which are both extremely detrimental to your health. Not only are they oxidative properties or mostly carcinogenic calories – Theres very little micro and macro nutrients to assist with energy production or repairing the damage done to your body by eating such foods and every injuries on the inside and out.