MINDI LIN BOYSEN, LWMC,CPT
3150 East Beardsley Road Unit 1019
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Phone:  480.203.6228
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SIX NUTRIENT CATEGORIES AND THEIR
PHYSIOLOGIAL EFFECTS ON THE BODY

PROTEIN (1GRAM=4CALORIES)
Builds and repair body tissues
Examples:
meat, fish, poultry, legumes, dried peas, dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese), nuts, refried beans, protein powder

CARBOHYDRATES (1GRAM=4CALORIES)
Provide energy for the body
Examples:
COMPLEX : (last longer)whole grain cereal, bread (bagel) pretzels, crackers, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, rice, tortilla
SIMPLE: (quick fix, instant)fruit, sugar

FAT (1GRAM=9CALORIES)
Necessary part of every cell, protects inner organs, carries fat soluble vitamins
Examples:
(usually mixed with other nutrients): peanut butter, oils, butter, margarine, peanuts, salad dressings

VITAMINS/MINERALS (O CALORIES)
Regulate body processes
Fat Soluble: A, D, E, K (toxic if consumed in large amounts)
Water Soluble all B, C
Examples:
balanced diet with fruits and vegetables

WATER (O CALORIES)
Important for the many chemical reactions in the body
Example: Protein travels to repair and rebuild the muscle by way of water

 

 

 

 

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