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    How to Gain Weight?

      According to a study being underweight is defined as having Body Mass Index(BMI) under 18.5 which means you are not getting enough calories. Being underweight is as bad for your health as overweight. Being underweight is asociated with a greater risk of earlier death , both in men and women which is worst then the overweight as it can impair your immune system, leads to osteoporosis , fractures and fertility problem. The road to weight gain journey is understanding and taking the correct balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats through the foods you eat. Protein and carbs contains 4 kcal per gram and fat contains 9 kcal per gram.…

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    How Macro-nutrients differs from Micro-nutrients?

      Food consists of macro nutrients including protein, carbohydrate and fat which play a specific role in maintaining your health and provide fuel to your body and micro nutrients (vitamins and minerals) that don’t provide calories to your body but serve a variety of critical functions to ensure the body operates optimally.   Macro Nutrients Macro nutrients consists of  protein, carbohydrate and fat which provides fuel to your body.   Protein  Protein provides structure to your muscles and bones and repairs tissues when damaged. It boosts your metabolism It also helps in keeping your stomach full for long time while dieting. It is good for general health as body is made of…

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    How much is Fat essential for your Body?

      Fat is a type of nutrient that provides your body energy and helps absorb vitamins and keep skin healthy. They are also the main way the body stores energy. There are many types of fats — saturated, unsaturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and trans fats.   Why fats are Important ? There are many benefits of eating fats, however this should be in limit otherwise your body will gain fat. Fat keeps your skin healthy It absorbs vitamins like vitamin A,E,D and K fats like omega 3 are also important to keep our heart healthy unsaturated fats can help lower levels of LDL (lousy) cholesterol in your body It keeps you…

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    How Carbohydrates can be Good or Bad to You?

      Carbohydrates provides energy and fuel to your body.  Energy allows body to do daily activities like walking, running etc. and fuel is needed for the growth of your body. It provides fuel as well as other health benefits that is important for your body.   Carbohydrates are present in: Dairy – milk, yogurt, ice cream Fruits – whole fruit, fruit juice Starchy vegetables – potatoes, corns Legumes – Beans and other plant-based proteins Grains – Bread, rice, crackers, and cereal   Types of Carbs    There are two types of carbohydrates that are present in the food: Simple (Bad) Carbohydrates Complex (Good) Carbohydrates   Simple Carbs           Simple carbs…

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    Why Protein is Important ?

      Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues.Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.   Why you should take Protein?   Protein plays a vital role in our body. The main function of protein is to build, strengthen, repair the tissues. Protein serve several functions: It controls the activity of the cells It provides structure to hair, muscles, nails, cell components It maintains cell contacts It builds, repairs the tissues So, you should take adequate amount of protein per day . As a very low protein intake can lead to: Weak …

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    How Nutrition plays Important role in your Life?

      Nutrition is how food affects the health of the body. Food is essential as it provides many vital nutrients to your body which helps in staying healthy. Food consists of macro nutrients including protein, carbohydrate and fat which play a specific role in maintaining your health and provide fuel to your body. Food also supplies micro nutrients (vitamins and minerals) that don’t provide calories to your body but serve a variety of critical functions to ensure the body operates optimally.   IMPORTANCE   There are tons of benefits of a good nutrition. It not only helps in maintaining weight but also has benefits like: Reduce the risk of heart…