Holiday Health Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 28th November 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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We eat food for three reasons—to obtain building blocks (for repair, maintenance, and growth) and fuel (for energy) for our bodies, and we eat for fun. Where a lot of people get into trouble is by eating for fun when they should be eating for building blocks and fuel. Food contains foundational nutrients, such as amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants for repair and maintenance of the body and contains energy (calories) or fuel for the body to operate and perform its many functions. When we eat, our bodies use the calories to produce energy and to repair and maintain body tissues. If not used, calories are stored as fat in most areas of the body. If we keep adding calories that are not being burned up, we get fat. It makes sense, then, that when it comes to calories, the key is to pack as much nutrition as possible into the lowest calorie foods that one can comfortably eat.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


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