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Fats and Usage in Baking: Testing and Research - Introduction Margarines, hydrogenated oils and fats, refined vegetable oils, as well as animal fats are widely used fat ingredients for bakery products. The lipid fraction of bakery products undergoes a significant degradation during baking, with an increase in undesirable oxidised substances, that can act acts as catalysts for further oxidative reactions during storage reducing the product shelf life (Caponio, Giarnetti, Paradiso, Summo & Gomes, 2013, pg.82-88). Depending on the type used, fats play various roles in baked products....   [tags: Bakery, Pastries, Fats]
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Fats and Lipids: What Is the Difference? - ... These kinds of fats occur when unsaturated oils are hydrogenated. (Diet for a Small Planet) 3. The difference between fats and lipids “Although all fats are lipids, not all lipids are fats.” Fats are only one type of lipid. Lipids include a wide variety of different molecules. A “lipid” is a general name that is assigned to a group of fat soluble compounds found in the tissues of plants and animals. They compose the building blocks of structure and function of living cells. (Combining Forms) Fats have become synonymous with lipids, but really, they are just a sub-group of lipids....   [tags: oils, steroids, waxes, acides] 1593 words
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Carbohydrates and Fats Are Important to a Healthy Diet - It’s important for our bodies to receive and use certain nutrients. Among these nutrients are carbohydrates and fats .These two, carbon based, organic compounds are greatly utilized by our bodies and essential for overall health. In digestion our body performs a constant balancing act in an attempt to distribute these nutrients as needed throughout the body. Our bodies rely heavily on carbohydrates and fats for energy. Given that, it’s important to supply your body with the right amount of calories from these....   [tags: body health and nutrition]
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Fats in the American Diet - Fats in the American Diet There has been a myth in our society for the last few decades about fats. Ever since the USDA created the food pyramid in the early 80’s, the feeling towards fats has been that all types are bad for one’s health and should be consumed at a minimum. However, more recent studies have shown that not all fats are detrimental, and some are necessary in maintaining healthy bodies. Certain types are helpful for reducing the risk of cancer, high cholesterol, and heart disease....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Canada Should Ban All Trans Fats in Restaurants - Canada Should Ban All Trans Fats in Restaurants What did trans fats ever do to you. Honestly, do we need to ban trans fats this instance or should it be kept in our restaurants like it is now. I’m convinced the latter is much better for the community, for friends and family and for everyone else in society. To begin with who is going to tell me what I can’t put in my mouth or what I can’t. I make that decision not anyone else....   [tags: Health, Food, Canada]
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Distinguishing Between Good and Bad Fats in the Human Diet - Contrary to public belief, not all fats that we consume are bad. Similar to our lesson in complex carbohydrates and added sugars, the key is to be able to distinguish the “good” from the “bad,” as well as to learn ways to select leaner food products more wisely and to moderate our total daily fat intake. The fats that are considered “bad” are the saturated and trans-fatty acids, which are both associated with raising LDL cholesterol (Whitney & Rolfes, 2005, pg 159). An elevated level of LDL cholesterol is linked with artherosclerosis, a plaque formation in arterial walls that causes stiffening and the loss of elasticity in their smooth muscle (Marieb & Hoehn, 2007, pg 980)....   [tags: nutrition, health, dietetics] 714 words
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Fats Navarro - Fats Navarro Early Background The story begins in Key West, Florida where Theodore "Fats" Navarro was born of mixed Cuban-Black-Chinese parentage on September 24, 1923. His musical training began early with piano lessons at age six, but he did not start taking music seriously until he took up the trumpet at age thirteen. He became good during his high school years. He also played tenor saxophone and played briefly with Walter Johnson's band in Miami. Apparently Fats did not care much for Key West....   [tags: Free Essays] 419 words
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An Investigation into the Effect of Lipase Concentration on the Hydrolysis Of Fats - An Investigation into the Effect of Lipase Concentration on the Hydrolysis Of Fats Using the data loggers a recording of the pH was taken every 5 seconds and for each experiment the data loggers produced graphs of the change in pH. From each of these graphs a gradient was calculated which showed the rate of pH change per second. Firstly I calculated the gradients by choosing the steepest section of the graph and dividing the change in pH of this section by the time. However this method proved to be quite inaccurate giving very varied results, for example in these results the average rate of reaction for the 4% lipase solution (-0.457 pH/min) was lower than the 3%...   [tags: Papers] 1378 words
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Diet Analysis: How Can I Eat Better? - I’m a dancer. I go to school, get on the bus, and get off at the dance studio, where I spend hours doing the thing I love. I know that I need to eat healthy for my sport, and I always thought I did. After doing this diet analysis, I have realized that there are some things I need to change in my diet in order to be the healthiest me I can be. First of all, I need to increase my caloric intake. Secondly, I need to eat less saturated fat and eat more of the healthy fats. Finally, I need to eat more foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals....   [tags: calorie, fats, vitamins, minerals] 619 words
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A Moment on the Lips, Forever in the Hips: The Dangers of Aspertame and Other Sweeteners - Sweetness is usually correlated with sugar. The problem with sugar, otherwise known as sucrose, is that it has a lot of calories. These calories lead to weight gain if not spent by exercise, but now that humans have the knowledge and technology to create various substances, there are artificial sweeteners that do not have calories at all and taste even sweeter than sucrose. Many Americans avoid sugar-sweetened drinks by drinking beverages filled with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame to avoid weight gain....   [tags: Trans Fats, Diabetes, Caloric Intake]
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Low Income Families Living in Food Deserts - Many of the people living in food deserts are people with low income. These low-income families often turn to the junk food provided at the convenience stores and fast food restaurants because it is all they can afford. Socio-economic status is a defining characteristic of food deserts. Food deserts are most commonly found in areas dominated by minorities and low-income families. Studies show that wealthy areas have about triple the amount of supermarkets as poor urban areas do. In addition to this, predominantly white communities have about 4 times as many grocery stores as predominantly black ones do....   [tags: fats, sugar, southern los Angeles]
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Rage Against the Vending Machine - While the snacks available in school vending machines may be rich in flavor, they also are rich in fats and calories. Regulation of competitive foods in schools around the globe continues to be a highly contested debate. With an endless amount of information to consider, solutions to implementing healthier foods in school vending machines and lunch lines vary enormously. Analyzing multiple studies worldwide, discussing the issue from multiple perspectives, and examining the demographics of those impacted by food showcase the importance of nutrition in schools....   [tags: Snacks, Schools, Fats, Calories, Health]
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Delicious but Deadly: Are Trans Fat the Answer to Obesity - As your enjoying your scrumptious donut, did you know that it is probably filled with greasy trans fatty acids. I’m almost positive that you didn’t know. Common foods like fat-filled donuts and greasy crackers have been enjoyed for many years, but could soon be erased completely from our lives as we now know them. The FDA is moving towards taking away all foods that contain trans fats. The reason that they are considering doing this is the health scare that trans fats have caused. I believe the FDA should ban trans fats because obesity has become a growing problem for our country, consuming a large amount of this fat can cause serious health problems such as heart disease, and many packaged...   [tags: trans fat, obesity, health, fda]
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Application of an FDA Diet Plan - I am going to be using a diet plan using the FDA, Food and Drug Administration, which is based off of a 2,000 calorie diet. I chose the FDA because I have never followed a diet plan before. I honestly have not felt the need to. However, after actually writing down everything I eat, maybe I should start following a diet plan. I do not eat like I should be at all. Day 1 through day 4 I was sick, so everything I was eating was not staying down. So I do not have all the food I usually eat. I eat a lot actually....   [tags: 2000 calorie nutrition plan] 1227 words
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Fast Food Nutrition: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - It would not be a surprise that television, internet, and any other kinds of ads of big fast food companies such as McDonalds® or Subway® have successfully advance their ideas of healthy foods in many of Americans. Yet all of these wealthy corporations, along with many other smaller companies, have many ways to sell their products. These methods could be underhanded loaded with jargon. Information of simple knowledge overfilled with confusing and sometimes random information that otherwise will be too insignificant for people to put an effort to learning about....   [tags: Fast Food Nutrition] 1535 words
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Lipids: Essential to Our Body - Lipids can be described as hydrophobic molecules that are soluble in organic solvents (Berg, Stryer, & Tymoczko, 2010). Lipids are important because they are used to store energy, act as structural components for cell membranes, and play a significant role in signal-transduction pathways. There are several classes of lipids – fatty acids, triacylglycerols, phospholipids, glycolipids, and steroids. Many people have heard about fatty acids, such as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, or “essential fats”....   [tags: hydrophobic molecules soluble in organic solvents]
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Healthy Eating - How does healthy eating affect your life. Many people really pay attention to the food they put in their bodies, until we get sick and need medical attention. I know that many of us love to eat fast food, but it catches up with us in the long run. While eating healthy would stop you from getting sick, and lower the cost of health care, healthy eating can enrich your body and prevent you from getting high doctor bills. How can I eat healthier. Healthy eating means picking all natural foods from the basic food groups; meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables, grains and stop eating too many sweets and fats....   [tags: Health] 881 words
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Personalized Nutrition and Exercise Plan - Proper nutrition and exercise is the key to maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. A problem that I am suffering from is obesity, and it has been an issue with my family for generations. By following an eating plan designed specifically for me, I will be capable of progressing toward a healthier weight, and hopefully live a longer life. Also included in my personalized eating and exercise plan, is taking steps to stop smoking which will assist me with meeting my goals of losing weight and improving my health....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]
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Fish Oil Is Beneficial For Children And Adults - Fish Oil Is Beneficial For Children And Adults. The thought of consuming large quantities of herring and mackerel monthly, in an attempt to acquire the essential omega-3 fatty acids, repels many people. Knowing this, scientists have successfully extracted the beneficial Omega-3 components. While salmon and tuna steaks may make for tasteful entrees from time to time, eating seafood daily can quickly become unappealing. Fish oil is beneficial for children and adults who suffer from health conditions as well as those that retain good health....   [tags: Health] 838 words
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American Culture's Infatuation with Fast Food - Near the core of American culture that dearly loves liberty, lies its love for fast food and all that it offers. The fast food industry was initially created as a moneymaking enterprise that marketed itself as a time effective source of food, but over the years it has strayed from its marketing promise to save Americans’ time. Many Americans are regulars at one, or more, of the numerous fast food restaurants in the United States, because they want to save valuable time that otherwise would be squandered in the kitchen....   [tags: American Culture, Health Risk, Marketing]
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Healthy Eating: Reducing the Risk of Cancer, Diabetes and Heart Disease - Healthy eating is what we all need to consider in our everyday life. Healthy eating good prevent you from getting cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. There are many choices that we can make that can either benefit us or be hazardous to our health. There are many factors out there that can cause harm to the body. I have chosen three to discuss. What I am going to be talking about throughout my paper will be cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. I will be discussing what foods that would benefit and lessen your chance in getting these diseases....   [tags: Obesity, nutrition, eating habits]
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Understanding Health and Nutrition - Nutrition is important to understand because it is a significant contributor to the health and wellness of a human being. Nutrition can determine the weight of a person, the performance of organs and the body’s ability to prevent or accelerate certain diseases. Health and nutrition can be influenced by several factors such as family, friends, peers as well as physical and mental stress. As a young child, the immediate family is the biggest influence on nutrition because they are the first role models and establish the initial habits that the individual will develop....   [tags: Health ]
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Effect of trans fatty acids intake on blood lipid profile - Introduction Transfatty acids (TFA) may be described as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids holding non-coupled carbon-carbon double bonds in the trans form, disrupted by at least one methylene group(1). These trans fatty acids are formed by a process called hydrogenation to produce fats that have the firmness and plasticity desired by food manufacturers and consumers(2). Trans fats are gaining popularity in industrial sector owing to its low cost, potential to increase shelf life of products and contribute suitable features to the food(3)....   [tags: trans fatty acids]
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Obesity: Processed Foods and the Government´s Role - Because the government choices not to closely regulate the food citizens of the United States of America, people are making poor eating decisions, leaving sixty-seven percent of Americans either overweight or obese [2005-2006}. (Is Obesity a Disease?) But what if it wasn’t really obese people’s fault for being overweight, but instead the fault of food companies that provide cheaply priced and processed food that is full of perseverates, trans fats, and salt. Scientist and author of “A Big Fat Crisis”, Debora A....   [tags: Food, Fat, Health]
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Carbohydrates, Fat, and Protein - Animals and plants each require their own unique form of carbohydrates, fats, and protein to function. Humans have many chemical compounds found in the body, each classified as different macromolecules. Macromolecules include fats, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleotides. Each performing their own unique function in the human body. Carbohydrates, or carbs, are used to spare the use of protein in the body and use it as energy. Carbs can be found in many foods, such as grains, fruits and milk products....   [tags: Humans, Chemical Compunds, Human Sciences]
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Learning About Your Health: - We live in the generation of the health revolution. Every time you turn around there’s a new gym being built. This year’s biggest “super food” is kale. Salads, smoothies, you name it. There are so many healthy options available to the public, but sometimes it seems that all these healthy choices go ignored. The so-called “obesity epidemic” is not due to what’s in the food. The issue is that we eat too much and exercise too little. In the last decade, there have been numerous reports claiming that one of the leading causes of high cholesterol and coronary heart disease is trans fat, which is made by hydrogenating vegetable oil....   [tags: physical exercise, food, media]
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An Analysis of Dave Shaw's Findings towards Nutritional Science - ... Foster (2013) analyses the nutritional recommendations in the New Zealand diet and gives advice toward restructuring the fat intake for New Zealanders. From reviewing saturated fat it was concluded that there was no significant association between saturated fat intake alone and cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, the low consumption (5%) of one of the ‘healthy’ fats such as polyunsaturated fat was acknowledged in the New Zealand diet, far below the recommendation (6-11%). This is of particular importance as poly-unsaturated fat was found to be pivotal in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events by 10% when replacing saturated fats in the diet....   [tags: influential magazine articles]
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Feed Your Mood - In the modern day world the main purpose of food seems to be nothing but to satisfy cravings and hunger. Although once one's taste preferences are met, it can result in a pleasurable eating experience. But hunger and thirst are the body's way of sending a message that it needs more energy to burn in order to preform at its best. The energy source that the body receives is significantly important in how the body reacts. Similar to how automotive vehicles don't all use the same gasoline, humans also have to choose the right fuel source....   [tags: food, psychological health, consumption]
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Malnutrition is Caused by an Unbalanced Diet - A balanced diet is when you eat a range of food and drinks from all the different groups but at the same time maintaining and taking care of what you eat. Especially staying away as much as possible from salt, trans fats etc. Malnutrition is caused by an unbalanced diet due to having too much or too little nutrients (PubMedHealth.com). Under nutrition is when the body isn’t given enough calories, due to the person’s diet, and because they don’t utilize the food properly as they should. Over nutrition, is when the person consumes a lot more proteins and calories then they should....   [tags: energy, body mass index]
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How to Live with Type 2 Diabetes - When first diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, many are shocked, thinking “Why me?” Many are full of questions usually wanting to know all the answers. How do I treat Type 2 diabetes. Can Type 2 be cured. What happens if my blood sugar is low or even high. or Who can help me. Treating Type 2 diabetes is quite simple, but it is a complete lifestyle change. The contrast of what could happen if the seven essential skills are not developed can cause illnesses and can lead to amputations. Newly diagnosed patients have seven essential skills to be developed in order to manage diabetes: eating healthy, staying active, body monitoring, taking medication, problem solving, reducing risks, and healthy c...   [tags: Disease, Sugar, Exercise]
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Dance Health and Fitness - Introduction Why are proteins so important. What should I eat as a pre-class snack. How can I become more flexible. These are just a few questions I will answer for you as you read on. Being a healthy dancer who makes good decisions is the key to becoming a successful dancer. The state of health you are in will affect your overall performance, so taking care of yourself is vital for a good outcome. Sometimes dancers push themselves too far trying to achieve their goals faster, but if you are patient and work hard, the results will be stunning....   [tags: Health]
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Dance, Health, and Fitness - Introduction Why are proteins so important. What should I eat as a pre-class snack. How can I become more flexible. These are just a few questions I will answer as you read on. Being a healthy dancer who makes good decisions is the key to becoming a successful dancer. The state of health you are in will affect your overall performance, so taking care of yourself is vital for a good outcome. Sometimes dancers push themselves too far trying to meet their goals faster, but if you are patient and work hard, the results will be stunning....   [tags: Health]
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The Benefits of Chocolate - Chocolate There is nothing any better than a good piece of chocolate. Its rich, its creamy, its smooth, and it makes us feel so-o-o-o good for a few moments of course, that is; until the guilt of the calories kick in. Chocolate happens to be one of my favorite sweets. The wonderful creamy milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate, or even my personal favorite a silky dark chocolate, the choices are hard. I sat down this weekend to really think about, and compare the differences....   [tags: Nutrition]
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South Beach Diet - History of South Beach Diet The South Beach Diet is a diet plan designed by cardiologist Arthur Agatston and dietician Marie Almon. In 1995, Dr. Agatston developed a diet to prevent heart disease for his cardiac and diabetes patients. According to the South Beach Diet website, Agatstaion knew that a low-fat diet would reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease, but patients had a hard time sticking to the diet. Agatson wanted to find out the reason why his patients had a hard time sticking to the low-fat diet....   [tags: Health, Diet] 1531 words
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Biology: Hydrolysis of Lipids Using an Enzyme Called ‘Lipase’ - Hydrolysis of Lipids Using an Enzyme Called ‘Lipase’ Research and Rationale Enzymes Enzymes are made up of proteins that are available in every cell of a living plant and animal [9] .Enzymes are very important for biochemical reactions. They act as catalysts and speed up biochemical reactions by using ‘an alternative reaction pathway of lower activation energy’ [5].Enzymes either starts a chemical reaction or allows it to occur faster [9]. Enzymes do not experience enduring changes therefore; remain unchanged at the end of the reaction [9]....   [tags: triglycerides, energy, molecule] 2578 words
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Questions and Answers on Nutrients, Diet and Eating Disorders - 1. Name the six basic nutrients needed by the body. What is each of their unction. What types of foods might you find them in?How to they each benefit the body. The human body requires 6 basic nutrients. These 6 are Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, water, vitamins, and minerals. Carbohydrates are split into two main groups. The simple sugars and the starches. Simple sugars contain fructose, glucose and lactose. All three sugars can be found in most fruits. The starches are found in bread, rice, some fruits, some vegetables, and potatoes....   [tags: anorexia, body, proteins] 1037 words
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Stop the Ridiculous Fast Food Trend - Processed foods are everywhere; they are fast, convenient and cheap, consequently; they come at a cost to our health. Eating processed foods that contain amounts high fructose corn syrup, sodium-containing additives, trans fats (or trans fatty acids), synthetic dyes, and/or preservatives in our diet regularly is unhealthy and may cause many health problems such as; obesity, organ failure, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and tumors. The majority of people that are eating a large amount of fast food on a regular basis may not be aware of what ingredients are actually in the food they are consuming....   [tags: Trans Fat, Carcinogenicity]
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The Use of Artificial Trans Fat - There is currently a controversy surrounding the labeling and use of artificial trans fatty acids in the United States food supply. The root of this debate lies in the health risks associated with these types of fats. Consumption of trans fats has been shown to increase LDL cholesterol levels and decrease HDL cholesterol levels, putting consumers at risk for developing heart disease and other chronic conditions [1]. Recommendations to limit trans fat intake have been published by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and the Federal Government....   [tags: fatty acids, health risks]
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The Structural Differences of Atkins and South Beach Diets - The Structural Differences of Atkins and South Beach Diets The Atkins Diet and the South Beach Diet are both regimens that promote weight loss by increasing the intake of proteins while reducing the consumption of carbohydrates. While often grouped together under the “low-carb fad diet” label, these two diets are comparable in design, but contrasting in detail, in particular during phase one. At first glance, these diets appear to be structured alike. Both diets begin with an induction phase that lasts for at least two weeks in which every meal consists of protein rich foods (such as eggs for breakfast, chicken salad for lunch, and steak for dinner), a lot of vegetables and salads, and...   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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Healthy: The Connotations and Misconceptions - Healthy: The Connotations and Misconceptions The general idea of being healthy has changed in a variety of ways over the many centuries that humans have been studying anatomy. Being healthy is much more than just looking good, and the U.S. Military is a great example of this. Most military personnel do not have large muscles but they are still extremely strong and even outperform professional bodybuilders. This is because the size and strength of muscles are much more independent of one another than most would initially believe (Mettler) (Phillips)....   [tags: good nutrition]
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To Much of a Good Thing Not Enough of Another: A Look at Protein - Too Much of a Good Thing Not Enough of Another: A Look at Protein Protein is an important part of the human daily diet, all human beings need it. The Institute of Medicine Recommends adults get a minimum of .8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. It is recommended that 10-35% of the required daily calorie intake is made up of protein. Most Americans consume more than enough protein daily, but would benefit from leaner and more varied choices in their protein selections. [Harvard. edu] Protein is found in every body part and our tissues including hair, nails, skin, bones and muscle....   [tags: human daily diet]
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