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Mental Energy

Mental Energy   Our brain needs a constant supply of energy to continuously maintain, support and protect our life. Brain cells require double the amount of energy needed by other cells. Mental activities, such as … work, hobbies, reading, studying, learning a language, and any mentally challenging

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Digestion

Digestion system uses energy to produce more energy from nutrients in the food. Macro nutrients (carbohydrates, proteins and fats) are digested at different rates.   Our body uses 5-10 % of our daily energy provisions for digestion.

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Basal Metabolic Rate

Basal Metabolism   Do you think that you need to run a marathon just to burn off breakfast, lunch and dinner? Think again. The human body needs a minimum amount of energy (i.e. calories) just to perform its basal metabolic functions properly. The release of sufficient energy during resting state only

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Why Does Our Body Need Energy?

Why does our body need energy?   Energy is another word for “calories.” Everything we do is fueled by energy produced from the calories we consume; while awake or asleep, resting or engaging in mental or physical activity, we need energy from our dietary calories.   Energy…

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How Does Ketogenic Diet Work?

What is  Ketogenic Diet? How does it work?   First, let’s look at what our body uses for energy. We use for energy primarily dietary carbohydrates (pasta, rice, sugars) and/or fats (butter, fatty meats, oils, nuts). Our body “habitually” uses dietary carbs and sugar as fuel as long as our regular

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