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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Importance of Water

The brain is composed of about 75% of water, 10% lipids (fats), 8% protien, 2% soluble organics, 1% carbohydrate and 1% inorganic salt.

 

How much water your body needs a day is easy to calculate: take your body weight and multiply it by 67%. As you can see from the composition of the brain we all need to drink more water and eat less carbohydrates. This should help us stay smarter and thinner.

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THE FACTS ABOUT PROTEINS AND FATS

FUNCTIONS OF PROTEINS:

  • Proteins are required for building and repair of body tissues (including muscle)
  • Enzymes, Hormones and many immune molecules are proteins.
  • Essential body processes such as water balancing, nutrient transport and muscle contractions require protein to function.
  • Protein is a source of energy.
  • Protein helps keep skin, hair and nails healthy.

FUNCTIONS OF FAT:

  • Fat provides needed energy.
  • Fat is needed so our body can absorb the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, K and prevents deficiencies of these vitamins.
  • Provides back-up energy if blood sugar supplies run low
  • Provided insulation under the skin from the cold and the heat
  • Protects organs and bones from shock and provided support for organs.
  • Fat surrounds and insulates nerve fibers to help transmit nerve impulses.
  • Fat is part of every cell membrane in the body. It helps transport nutrients and metabolites across cell membranes.
  • Our body uses fat to make a variety of other building blocks needed for everything from hormones to immune function.

THE FACTS ABOUT PROTEINS AND FATS

FUNCTIONS OF PROTEINS:

  • Proteins are required for building and repair of body tissues (including muscle)
  • Enzymes, Hormones and many immune molecules are proteins.
  • Essential body processes such as water balancing, nutrient transport and muscle contractions require protein to function.
  • Protein is a source of energy.
  • Protein helps keep skin, hair and nails healthy.

FUNCTIONS OF FAT:

  • Fat provides needed energy.
  • Fat is needed so our body can absorb the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, K and prevents deficiencies of these vitamins.
  • Provides back-up energy if blood sugar supplies run low
  • Provided insulation under the skin from the cold and the heat
  • Protects organs and bones from shock and provided support for organs.
  • Fat surrounds and insulates nerve fibers to help transmit nerve impulses.
  • Fat is part of every cell membrane in the body. It helps transport nutrients and metabolites across cell membranes.
  • Our body uses fat to make a variety of other building blocks needed for everything from hormones to immune function.