Just exactly what are protein, carbs, and fat? Most people have a general idea, but not specifically. For most, however, there's confusion mainly because of so many diets out there touting their uniqueness, but not really highlighting any basic mechanics of how it all works. When this happens, the consumer becomes dumb, which works for a large segment of the population who have a sheep mentality. You certainly don't have to be a nutrition guru, but you should have a proper, but simple understanding of the food that’s responsible for providing 100% of the energy to your body.
Protein, Carbs, Fats (The roles they play)
Protein is responsible for making enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. It is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood. Generally, the body needs relatively large amounts of protein.
Carbohydrates provide the body with energy broken down from simple sugars including, glucose, fructose, sucrose, and lactose, in addition from complex carbohydrates like starch, which are made up of lots of sugar molecules joined together.
Fats are made chiefly of triglycerides, each molecule of which contain three fatty acids. Dietary fat supplies humans with essential fatty acids, such as linoleic and linolenic. Fat also regulates cholesterol metabolism and is a precursor of prostaglandins.
Knowledge is power, and the first piece of the puzzle for making sure the implementation process is successful. If you have a trainer worth their salt they'll know how to incorporate the above information into a training regimen.
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