Holiday Health Challenge Tip!

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Posted on 15th December 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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Protein comes from the Greek word proteos, which means “the first,” suggesting its primary importance. The human body can survive and thrive without carbohydrate intake, and even go very long periods of time without dietary fats; however, protein deficiency during longer periods of time leads to death. In my book Super Health: 7 Golden Keys to Unlock Lifelong Vitality, I discuss that food is either a building block or fuel, and protein can be both. Protein is primarily a structural nutrient, or a building block, but can also be converted by the body to fuel during low to no carbohydrate intake or low caloric intake through “gluconeogenesis.” Certain populations, such as some Eskimo communities, eat very little carbohydrates in their diets and thus are fueled by the conversion of amino acids to fuel. Thus, excess protein intake is otherwise used or excreted by the body, not stored as fat.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


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