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Eggs: One Of The Most Nutritious Foods.

Bu!!$h!t Alert: Health Authorities Recommend That We Cut Back on Eggs!   With the introduction of low-fat dietary guidelines by governmental regulatory agencies in 1977, cholesterol along with saturated fat (both harmless) were blamed for cardio vascular diseases. For that reason, the health authorities recommended that we cut

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Some Interesting Things to Know About Our Body

Some Interesting Things to Know About Our Body   Approximately 50,000 cells in our body die and are replaced with new cells during the time it takes you to read this sentence. Our Skin The skin is the body’s largest organ. Every square inch of our skin

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Body Composition

Body Composition   Body composition is one of the determinant factors in one’s energy needs. Body Mass Index (BMI) is useful for analyzing populations but not so great for analyzing individuals. Individuals who are looking to get fitter, shouldn’t pay attention to the Body Mass Index (BMI) but

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Physical Energy

Physical Energy   We burn a certain portion of our daily calorie provisions for supporting our routine external functions such as work, play and exercise. If a person is active, his/her energy needs are obviously greater than someone who leads a sedentary lifestyle. Fighting invading organisms that

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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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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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