43 Nutrition Secrets Revealed HTML version
Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose by the body and as
you may know, is absorbed into the blood stream. It can also be
stored in your muscles and liver as glycogen.
You need about 40 – 50 per cent of your diet to be made up of
carbohydrates for good health.
What are fats and protein?
A fat is a waxy, oily substance and is essential for good health.
Fat has double the amount of calories and so poses a problem to
individuals who find it difficult to exercise.
If you break down a fat you break it down into something called a
fatty acid and glycerol.
Proteins are made up of chains of amino acids and are necessary
for your body to build enzymes, antibodies and haemoglobin.
When you eat protein, your body breaks the protein down into
amino acids and then tries to re-assemble them into other
configurations to make other needed proteins for use around the