Function of Protein

Protein takes up about 20% of the body weight and is the primary component of muscles, hair, skin, eyes, nails and internal organs. Functions of Protein: Carrying oxygen to the tissues Regulating water in cells Normalizing acid-alkaline balance by acting as buffers Forming all enzymes that spark metabolism Building and repairing tissues Now you can …

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Proteins Role in the BODY

Protein has a very important role in the human body. Protein and their sidekick (amino acids) are known as the building blocks of life. They help to form cellular organelles Act as enzymes - breaking things down They assist in the structural role, known as protein collagen - which is located in joints, tendons and …

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Simple v. Complex Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are essential for everyday life. Carbohydrates provide energy for your brain and for your body. They also help the body process fat and helps with smooth elimination (Digestion). Types of Carbohydrates Sugar Starch Fiber Simple Carbohydrates are composed of one or two sugars. Meaning they can be released and digested very quickly into the …

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Complex Carbohydrates

Complex Carbohydrates can be found in vegetables and whole grains. They provide longer-lasting energy than simple carbohydrates. They act as a long-term fuel source and they contribute to energy production. Complex Carbohydrates are composed of three or more sugars. Complex carbohydrates take much longer to digest than simple sugars, so they don't rise your blood …

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Simple Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are a primary source of energy for cells. Carbohydrates are carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Carbohydrates are made up of fiber, starch and sugar. Simple carbohydrates release glucose aka sugar into your system quicker than complex carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates can lead to sugar spikes and even insulin resistance. Simple Carbohydrates are made up of one …

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6 Secrets to FLEXIBILITY

The most FLEXIBLE people are gymnasts, dancers and martial artists. You might have tried numerous things, tricks and tips to help you increase your flexibility. Everyone is flexible, however some are more flexible because of the way they train. The key strategies they use that we don't are: Loaded Stretching Ballistic Stretching Target tissue work …

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Glycemic Index v. Glycemic Load

Glycemic refers to glucose or sugar in the blood. High glycemic foods cause the blood sugar to rise tremendously compared to lower glycemic foods. Glycemic Index: How quickly blood sugar levels in the blood rise after eating food Per Serving: High Glycemic Index: 70 or more Medium Glycemic Index: 56 - 69 Low Glycemic Index: …

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