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Low Carbohydrate Craze - In a world that is constantly changing, it is no surprise that something as simple as bread is also rapidly shifting. Health-conscious bread consumers have finally made an impact on what products are available to the public. Bonné stated that in 2003 more than 32 million Americans were on a low carbohydrate diet (Msnbc.com). Crash and fad diets hit the public with big claims that only carbohydrates were to blame for the drastic increase in obesity, and other health risks. These big claims hurt the booming industry of bakeries....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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Safety and Effectiveness of Low-Carbohydrate Diets - Although low-fat, low-calorie diet has always been the gold standard of weight loss, low-carbohydrate diet cannot be dismissed. However, despite its popularity, low-carbohydrate diet’s safety and effectiveness continue to be subject of debates. It was not until recently that low-carbohydrate diet is properly studied due to the difficulty of measuring adherence and the high rates of drop-outs. This article will review six original reports done on low-carbohydrate diet. It will analyse the effectiveness of low-carbohydrate diet over short and longer period of time as well as its effects on metabolism, coronary heart disease risk factors, glucose tolerance and psychological aspects....   [tags: weight loss, diets]
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Substantiality of Low Carbohydrate Diets - Substantiality of Low Carbohydrate Diets Being able to eat as much butter, cheese and meat as you want but not be allowed even a single slice of whole grain bread just doesn’t make sense. But, it is backed up in scientific fact. There are four types of molecules that the body processes for energy – alcohol, sugar, boy fat, and protein, in that order. Alcohol from hard liquor, wine, and beer is processed first and very quickly. To successfully be on a low carbohydrate diet, it is best to avoid alcohol....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 451 words
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Low Carbohydrate Diets - Low Carbohydrate Diets What is a carbohydrate. A carbohydrate is a member of a large class of natural organic substances. Carbohydrates are in almost everything we eat, sometimes in very small amounts but often times in substantial quantities. Some examples of common carbohydrates are sugars, starch and cellulose. Carbohydrates are important because they provide a storage of energy in our bodies that is quickly accessible. In fact, carbohydrates make up the major source of dietary energy for people all over the world (Stephen 1995)....   [tags: Science Research Weight Diet Essays]
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Insulin Response in Low Carbohydrate Diets - Insulin Response in Low Carbohydrate Diets        With the current popularity of the Atkins diet and similar plans that emphasize a reduced intake of carbohydrates, it is important to understand both the theory underlying these diets and the effects of low carbohydrate consumption on one's health. In particular, it is crucial that anyone considering such a program understand the effects of low carbohydrate diets on the body's insulin response, as well as consequences of low and high insulin levels in the blood....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 797 words
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The Facts About Low Carbohydrate Diets - The Facts About Low Carbohydrate Diets Imagine a world where imperfections of the body did not exist. A place where beauty was seen from the inside and the body was not judged by looks. Today, a person cannot watch the television or flip though a newspaper without being haunted with the thought of being "fat" or trying to achieve the "perfect body." Dieting has been around for centuries, where people have always strived to have a healthy and toned body. Unfortunately, most people who lose weight cannot successfully keep it off....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Problems With Low Carbohydrate and Low Fat Diets - The Problems With Low Carbohydrate and Low Fat Diets The low carbohydrate diets and the low fat diets both claim to be successful methods of losing weight and staying healthy. Both diet plans also attempt to carry out their goals by restricting what dieters can and cannot eat in relation to what is recommended by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Through altering what nutritionists suggest for a healthy regime, low carbohydrate and low fat meal plans potentially put dieters at a higher risk for developing health problems and diseases....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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Comparing and Contrasting Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets - Comparing and Contrasting Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets The low-carbohydrate diet and the low-fat diet take two different approaches to achieve the same goal of weight loss. The fundamental difference between the two diets is found in the comparison of their nutritional recommendations. Nutritional recommendations are the foundation of both diets, although their views on the role carbohydrates, proteins, and fats should play differs greatly. Dieters are told that following these nutritional recommendations will promote weight loss....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 988 words
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Comparing Low-Carbohydrate Diets and Low-Fat Diets - Comparing Low-Carbohydrate Diets and Low-Fat Diets             The two diets I will be focusing on are comparing the low-carbohydrate diet or the Atkins diet to low-fat diets. The low-carbohydrate diet on one hand restricts the amount of carbohydrate a person consumes, resulting in greater weight loss after six months compared to low-fat diets. The low-fat diet, on the other hand, allows people to lose weight by restring the amount of fat they consume on a daily basis thus causing the person to lose weight as well, but not as much as they would have had they been on a low-carbohydrate diet for the pass six months....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 992 words
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Low Carbohydrate Versus Low Fat Diets - The purpose of this essay is to compare Low carb and Low Fat diets and examine their similarities and differences. Two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine provide evidence that in the short term, a low-carbohydrate diet helped people lose weight without any adverse effects. In the last decade, several leading nutritional scientists have taken the side effects into consideration. They have begun to think that the low carb diet may be partly right about losing weight, and scientists are now finally studying whether low-fat diets really work....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 1083 words
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Living with Diabetes: The Benefits of a High-fat and Low-carbohydrate Diet - According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), diabetes is a disease that affects over 8% of the United States population and has become a financial burden to the health-care industry, costing $245 billion in 2012 alone (2013a). Many newly diagnosed type II diabetics turn to the ADA or other established medical authorities for help with this devastating disease. However, most recommend a low-fat high-carbohydrate diet. Following this advice will only cause progressive worsening of the disease and symptoms, leading to higher medical costs and possible premature death....   [tags: Diabetes ]
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The Long-term Safety and Effectiveness of Low-Carbohydrate Diets -      As the obsession with "losing weight" continues, many people are turning to low-carbohydrate diets such as the Atkins diet. With total book sales over 45 million, many doctors are starting to ask questions about the safety of a high fat, high protein diet. There have been many short-term studies reporting that a low-carbohydrate diet can be effective for weight loss. Unfortunately, most studies have been based on data collected for 90 days or less. Dieters and Doctors alike could benefit from long-term studies reporting on safety and weight loss after a year or more....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 988 words
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The Hazards of High Protein, Low Carbohydrate Diets - The Hazards of High Protein, Low Carbohydrate Diets A young, healthy teenage girl fell to her death after following a high-protein, low carbohydrate diet for no more than two weeks. The girl, having no identified sicknesses or medical conditions, exhibited "electrolyte imbalances" along with minimal levels of potassium and calcium, which appeared to be a result of the diet according to doctors at the University of Missouri Health Science Center. These irregularities upset the "normal electrical function of her heart" causing it to stop and her to collapse ("US teen ....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Problems Associated With Low-carbohydrate/High-protein Diets - Problems Associated With Low-carbohydrate/High-protein Diets A diet that is low in carbohydrates and high in proteins is not a healthy weight loss method. This type of diet, such as the Atkins Diet, recommends eating foods that are high in fat and protein. However, there are no restrictions on the kinds of fat and protein that may be consumed; and there are no restrictions on caloric intake. This poses a problem because there are health risks associated with high amounts of fat and protein in the diet....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 834 words
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Compare and Contrast Low Carbohydrate Diets and Low Fat Diets - Compare and Contrast Low Carbohydrate Diets and Low Fat Diets The two most popular methods to lose weight are the low carbohydrate diets and the low fat diets. Both are in complete contrast when it comes to each diet’s food choices, the low carbohydrate diet which completely breaks the food pyramid limits a person to eating foods that are high in carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta and rice, while on the other hand, the low fat diet which follow the food pyramid limits a person to eat foods that are high in fat like meat, milk, and bean groups....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Comparing Low Calorie, Low Fat, and Low Carbohydrate Diets - Comparing Low Calorie, Low Fat, and Low Carbohydrate Diets Comparing low calorie diets, low fat diets, and low carbohydrate diets involves looking at how they work, what problems they have, and what foods are allowed, restricted, or prohibited on each diet. Therefore, it is essential to keep in mind the recommended daily allowances of each nutritional component of a diet at non-weight loss conditions. The major nutritional components of a diet are grouped into the major categories fat, carbohydrates and sugars, and proteins....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]
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Comparing Low-fat, Low-calorie, and Low-carbohydrate Diets - Comparing Low-fat, Low-calorie, and Low-carbohydrate Diets Low-fat, low-calorie, and low-carbohydrate diets are of unequal effectiveness and merit. Low-carbohydrate diets are simply better. All three diets attempt to induce weight loss by managing the body’s energy intake. The body gets the energy it needs to stay alive from food. Food can be broken down into three major categories: carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Even though fat contains the most calories per gram, because of the way digestion works, the body gets all of its energy from carbohydrates and none from fat found in food....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Comparing Glycemic Responses to Low-Carbohydrate and High-Carbohydrate Energy Bars - Comparing Glycemic Responses to Low-Carbohydrate and High-Carbohydrate Energy Bars The Atkins Advantage Bar and the Power Bar are two energy bars containing differing amounts of carbohydrate. Both bars were studied in order to compare their effects on glycemia in the body. Steven R. Hertzler and Yeonsoo Kim investigated these bars in comparison with two controls, chicken breast and white bread, because these two foods also have divergent carbohydrate contents. To perform their study, the researchers recorded plasma glucose responses to 60-gram portions of all of these test foods....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 718 words
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Atkins and Low Carbohydrate Diets: Not the Optimal Method of Weight Loss - Atkins and Low Carbohydrate Diets: Not the Optimal Method of Weight Loss In the help of today’s society where looks seem to matter more than personality, different types of diets quickly became popular. In the year 2003 to 2004 the Atkins Diet reached its peak, from its wide advertising to its celebrity connections an increasing amount of Americans focus their interest on this unusual way of losing weight. The Atkins Diet was introduced by Dr. Robert Atkins in 1972. Its purpose is to make a person loose weight by eating foods that are high in protein and lessening foods that are high in carbohydrates....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 611 words
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Being Overweight - Introduction Lately, many people around the world have developed a fear of becoming over weight. This is as a result of the generally stigmatized overweight people (Westman 2004). It is common therefore that, the already overweight persons are in a battlefield in quest to fight their overweight nature. However, to become overweight is not a vice. A bad impression of oneself generally forms the foundation on which self-hate motives (Brosnan 1999) accrue and the end result is low self esteem. Causes of overweight are several including the genetically induced, lack of substantial physical exercise, excess of fats in the body among others....   [tags: Low Carbohydrate Diet, Glucose]
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The Importance of Adequate Carbohydrate Consumption - The Importance of Adequate Carbohydrate Consumption Severely restricting carbohydrates is not healthy and offers little advantages in terms of fat loss. Consumers of low carbohydrate products are often deceived into believing all low carbohydrate products are better for their health. However, usually when a product claims to have a low amount of carbohydrates, it fails to mention the increase of fats and proteins the product gains to compensate for the lost carbohydrates. In reality low carbohydrate diets increase health risks and give dieters false hopes....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 884 words
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Food for Health Healthy Carbohydrate Sources - ... Keep in mind also that this type of carbohydrate also provide a stimulus of serotonin in the body, which is a compound that controls emotions and appetite. And what are the food sources of complex carbohydrates for your health. 1. Potato Solanum Tuberosum L is a plant of the Solanaceae tribe that has edible tubers and stems commonly called potato. For European society potato tuber used as a staple food. but initially potato originated in the United States. Potato fruit is naturally low in calories and contains no sodium, fat or cholesterol....   [tags: energy, sugar, potato, carbohydrates] 597 words
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Choosing Between Low-Fat and Low-Carb Diets - Kay’s compromise is setting her up for troubles. She is doing the acceptable thing by researching the issue however she has missed some finer points. While fats at 9 calories per gram do in fact yield more calories per gram than carbohydrates which are 4 calories per gram and as such do indeed have a greater potential for energy use she is misguided in her thinking and taking an approach where she drops her carbohydrates low and takes in high fat in her diet is perverting the facts. A diet of the energy-dense fats will not be better for her in this event....   [tags: Energy and Intake in Sprint Athletes]
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Comparing Effects of the Restricted Carbohydrate Diet and Non-restricted Carbohydrate Diet - Comparing Effects of the Restricted Carbohydrate Diet and Non-restricted Carbohydrate Diet         It is recommended by Grosvenor and Smolin in “Nutrition: From Science to Life,” that if one decides to lose weight, one should consider the contents of the food consumed and incorporate a daily exercise routine.  There are multiple studies to support the idea that a diet that includes a low consumption of carbohydrate and a high consumption of fats, also known as the Atkin’s Diet, will cause one to feel less active compared to others who will include carbohydrate as one of the main food groups in their diet....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 712 words
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Recording Food Intake For Three Days - Making sure nutritional needs become a part of any lifestyle requires understanding exactly what the body needs to obtain and maintain optimal health. The recording food intake for three days provides many areas of nutrition that I am more aware of that before; this includes protein, carbohydrate, lipid, and fiber intake needs. Meeting the nutritional needs of the human body helps to ensure a healthy lifestyle that is free of disease and illness. Intake of Protein, Carbohydrates, and Lipids The 3-days-diet from the iProfile data shows the majority of protein intake from meats, such as chicken and tuna....   [tags: nutrition, health, protein, carbohydrate]
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Living with Diabetes: Why Diabetics Should Ignore High-Carbohydrate Dietary Recommendations - ... Then came the China Study. This study was performed from 1973 to 1975, and looked at mortality rates from cancer and other diseases among 6500 people in 65 counties in China while analyzing their dietary intake (Campbell & Campbell). The study seemingly proved that humans should eat a vegetarian diet for optimal health and that eating animal fat and protein is the leading cause of heart disease and cancer. This study is often lauded as the be-all-end-all study on the subject and one of the reasons low-fat diets are so highly recommended by the medical community....   [tags: disease, diet, symptoms, medical] 2635 words
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Comparing the Restricted and Non-restricted Carbohydrate Diet - Comparing the Restricted and Non-restricted Carbohydrate Diet I compared the physiological, psychological, and physical responses in restricted-carbohydrate diets and non-restricted carbohydrate diets. These comparisons are found in various studies summarized into a comparison article written by Brian D. Butki, Jeffrey Baumstark, and Simon Driver called Effects of a Carbohydrate-Restricted Diet on Affective Responses to Acute Exercise Among Physically Active Participants. Throughout the studies compared in the article, subjects who participated as a restricted or low-carbohydrate dieter consumed meals with 20 grams of carbohydrates per day whereas subjects who participated as a non-restr...   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 1035 words
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Differing Carbohydrate Recommendations of the Atkins Diet and Food Pyramid - Differing Carbohydrate Recommendations of the Atkins Diet and Food Pyramid         A review of the carbohydrate intake of the Atkins Diet and the Food Pyramid Guide allow a comparison of their potential health effects relative to each other.  The Atkins Diet and the Food Pyramid Guide propose different levels of carbohydrate intake. The Atkins Diet allows for an extremely limited intake of carbohydrates, as little as one serving which is roughly 20 grams. The Food Pyramid Guide allows about 120-220 grams of carbohydrates a day, which are roughly six to eleven servings....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 807 words
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low carb diet and athlete performance - Low carbohydrate (carb) diets have been used as a weight loss treatment for many years. Recently low carbohydrate diets are being used with athletes as a performance enhancement method by changing training adaptations. This essay will examine the health risks and benefits of a low carb diet, as well as the effects of low carb diets on the endurance athlete in regards to their training and performance. There are many short term benefits of low carb diets. However there are also many long term risks that outweigh the benefits for the general population....   [tags: Fatty Acids, Healthy Cellular Growth]
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A Low Fat, Heart Healthy Diet - Low Fat Heart Healthy Diet A low fat heart healthy diet is my idea of the best nutritional diet, especially since heart disease is the number one killer among people in the United States. Cardiovascular disease is very prevalent in my family. I lost both, paternal and maternal grandparents to heart disease. My father has severe heart disease, and my mother and brother are both hypertensive and require medication; therefore, I know I’m especially vulnerable to this disease. For many years, I ate whatever I wanted without regard to the nutritional value of the garbage I was putting in my mouth....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Comparing Carbohydrate Requirements for the Atkins Diet and the Food Pyramid Guide - Comparing Carbohydrate Requirements for the Atkins Diet and the Food Pyramid Guide “Carbohydrates are an organic compound that serves as a major energy source for the body” (Dictionary.com). These carbohydrates convert to sugars that trigger insulin production, which our body needs for certain processes, and triggers fat storage (Health-Doc.com). According to the Institute of Medicine, adults should get 45 to 65 percent of their calories from carbohydrates. That is roughly seven servings based on a 2000 calorie diet....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 475 words
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Efficacy of Gatorade vs Water in Rehydration - It has long been established that both short and long-term exercise increase metabolic rate and heat production. This naturally predisposes participants to dehydration. Typical symptoms of dehydration include elevated temperature, fluid and electrolyte imbalance due to sweating, and loss of critical nutrients, such as glycogen (depleted via metabolic pathways). Many individuals participating in moderate to rigorous training schedules may engage in daily exercise, if not multiple exercise routines in one day (3,4,5,6)....   [tags: dehydration, electrolyte, carbohydrate, recovery]
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The Atkins Diet Versus Low-Fat Diets - The Atkins Diet Versus Low-Fat Diets         The Atkins diet and the USDA recommended low-fat diet seem to be on the opposite sides of the diet spectrum. These two diets have many differences and no apparent similarities, other than the goal of losing weight. These differences include the results of the diets, possible side effects, and the theories behind the diets. The Atkins diet recommends reducing carbohydrate intake in order to lose weight. Conversely, the low-fat diet recommends reducing caloric intake to lose weight; especially the calories from fat....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 908 words
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South Beach Diet: The Healthy Low Carb Alternative - South Beach Diet: The Healthy Low Carb Alternative The South Beach Diet is a healthy alternative for promoting a healthy heart and lifestyle and for losing weight. Though often referred to as a low carbohydrate diet, South Beach does not endorse eating the unlimited fats and proteins that have become a signature criticism of the low carb diets. Instead, the diet was created with the intention of improving people’s cardiovascular health while also helping them to lose weight. The general concerns voiced about low carbohydrate diets do not apply to the South Beach Diet....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 880 words
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Glycemic and Insulinemic Responses to the Moderate-Carbohydrate Energy Bar - Glycemic and Insulinemic Responses to the Moderate-Carbohydrate Energy Bar               With Americans facing an ever-growing obesity epidemic, diets of all sorts have arisen to try and reduce the problem. One of which is the Atkins Diet, which reduces the carb intake in one's diet or substitutes other macronutrients to reduce high levels of insulin that slow down one's metabolism. With all the hype of low-carb diets, low-carb snacks and other foods have swept the grocery store shelves. In an attempt to measure the affect some of these foods have on blood glucose and insulin levels, a moderate-carb energy bar was tested and compared to two controls; white bread, having a high carb content...   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 431 words
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Low-Carb Diets Proven to be Effective - ... A few of the types of low-carb diets are the South Beach Diet, and the Atkins Diet. WebMD, a medical site that provides valuable health information, reports, “There are three phases to the South Beach Diet, in phase 1 you are restricted to a lot of protein, some fats, and carbs with the lowest glycemic index, phase 2 slowly reintroduces healthy carbs into your diet, and phase 3 is all about maintaining your weight.” There are also three stages to the Atkins Diet, WebMD states, “the first stage has very specific rules, such as: no more than 20 grams of carbs per day; protein and fat from different meats, butter, and vegetable oils; no pasta, bread, grains, fruit, starchy vegetables, or da...   [tags: Weight-loss, Health] 943 words
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The Atkins Diet: Low-Carb Mania - The Atkins Diet: Low-Carb Mania         Dr. Robert Atkins ignited the dieting world when he introduced the word “low carb mania,” which is now known as the Atkins diet. The diet claims that you can lose weight on a high fat, high protein diet. The program works on four main principles which are to limit the amount of consumption of simple carbohydrates, increase the intake of protein, to exercise on a daily basis, and to maintain proper food consumption. The new diet revolution has stirred up a controversial debate on whether the higher fat, lower carb diet is healthy in the long run for diet consumers....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 441 words
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The Atkins Diet: A True Diet Revolution -      In a society where ones’ pants size measures their self worth, it is no wonder why fad diets, have taken over in the struggle to lose weight. Over the past few decades, Hollywood has painted an unattainable image of the perfect body. Although many celebrities' physical appearance may appear healthy, the measures taken to obtain their body shape can cause numerous health risks. It seems as though, every time people turn on their television, or flip through a magazine, there is a new diet claiming to “melt away” the pounds....   [tags: Low Carb Diet Program and Weight Loss Plan]
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The Atkins Diet Can be Deadly - ... In the induction phase, the carbohydrate intake is reduced to twenty grams a day. The second phase is known as ongoing weight loss phase, which further requires subtracting five grams of carbohydrates from the diet. Phase three and four are maintenance phase that forces you to restrict carbohydrates for lifetime in order to ensure weight maintenance. Additionally, the program requires individuals to consume Atkins protein bars and protein shakes as a daily part of their lifestyle. The program costs around $400-$500 dollars per month depending upon kinds of products being purchased for the diet plan....   [tags: carbohydrates, nutrients, depression] 641 words
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Professional Level Sport - When observing any professional level sport, it is amazing how individuals can carefully articulate and execute their actions and movements. They are able to refine their movements to minimize the amount of energy they are exerting while performing their sport. I find professional level sports to be very intriguing because they perform their motor behaviors so effortlessly, and maximize the efficiency of their actions by using only the energy that is required. They have refined their skills and learned how to use their bodies to achieve their maximum potentials....   [tags: nutrition, bodies, Carbohydrates]
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Carbohydrates as Macronutrients in Relation to Protein and Fat for Body Weight Control - ... • Proven that a gram of carbohydrate holds not more than half the energy of 1 gram of fat, thus notably less calories are taken in in a meal high in carbohydrates than a meal high in fats. • Study in European multi-centre trial Carmen demonstrated that the low-fat diet high in complex carbohydrates resulted in an average reduction of body weight of 2.4 kg, compared to a 1.6 kg body weight reduction for those on a simple carbohydrate diet. How does this article relate to your topic or influence the design of your experiment....   [tags: saturated fat, women's health, obesity] 788 words
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Starch and the Glycemic Index - Starch digestion generally occurs in the small intestine by the action of α-amylase, dextrinase, and glucoamylase in non-ruminant animals. Starch granules interact with other chemical components such as lipids and proteins adhered to starch in the endosperm after reaching the small intestine of mono-gastric animals. Chewing also makes a difference on starch digestibility, increases carbohydrate availability by reducing food structure. It also mixes food fragments with saliva and converts them into a well-lubricated semi-solid bolus form and helps to swallow food for effective digestion....   [tags: digestion, carbohydrates, glucose] 682 words
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Storage Duration of Mother Scales' Effects on Soluble Carbohydrates and Amylases in Lily Scale Bulblets - 1. Introduction The scaling is a technique for propagation of Lilium (Gray, 1974; Marinangeli and Curvetto, 1997; Marinangeli et al., 2003). The mother bulbs are scaled and stored in a favorable substrate. Scale bulblets develop on the sides of the individual mother scale (Gray, 1974). This method was studied and reported earlier (Matsuo, 1972; Matsuo and Van Tuyl, 1984; Matsuo et al., 1989; Cabrera, 2002). Addai (2010) found the sucrose as an essential and major carbohydrate in Lilium bulb, because breaking and metabolism of this sugar are important to facilitate the growth of storage organ, inflorescence and others....   [tags: botany, chemistry]
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The Structure and Function of Carbohydrates - The Structure and Function of Carbohydrates Large biological molecules are called macromolecules, there are giant molecules (polymers) made up of repeating units (monomers). Carbohydrates are one of the main classes of biological molecules. Macromolecule units (monomers) are joined together by condensation reactions and hydrolysis reactions split macromolecules down into their individual units. Carbohydrates are molecules that contain elements of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Carbohydrates have a 2:1 hydrogen to oxygen ratio, there are twice as many hydrogen atoms as oxygen atoms (the same proportion as in water)....   [tags: Papers] 590 words
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Obesity is a Global Epidemia - ... Observations from the data demonstrated that the EI and EE range for the male active and inactive groups were smaller than that of the female active and inactive groups. Furthermore, in both the EI and EE and between the active groups, the standard deviation of the female group was higher at 13612.2 kJ whereas the male group was 6292.2 kJ, reflecting the variability within the study. The investigation showed that the mean percentage carbohydrate intake for active and inactive individuals showed no significant difference with the t-test=1.97, p>0.05 and a very wide d.f=389....   [tags: energy, carbohydrate intake] 862 words
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Treatment for Low Albumin in the Body - Albumin is a common protein in humans important for checking the health and detecting diseases. With a molecular weight of 65,000 and a density of 3.5-5.0 g/dL, it is made in the liver and released into the blood [1] [2]. Albumin has varieties of function. It maintains homeostasis to balance the amount of blood in the blood vessels [2] [4]. Albumin has a globular structure therefore it can form a colloid when mixed with water. Albumin is used for transporting drugs, lipids, and hormones by colloid osmotic pressure....   [tags: Hypoalbuminemia treatment and management]
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Low Testosterone, The cause, The cure - As you age, your body goes through many phases in its life time some phases for the better while some phases for the worse. When you reach past your 40s, your body starts to decline and the specific hormone testosterone will slowly diminish. With testosterone on the decline, you will start to lose many aspects of being a male. The effects of low testosterone will not only affect you, but also your partner and your style of life. I am here to prevent suffering due to low testosterone. In this essay, you will learn what testosterone is, how it is made, the affects it has human, the causes and ultimately the cure to low testosterone....   [tags: libido, stronger erection, obesity]
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