What Do You Eat?

By John Bishop

The 6 Classes Of Nutrients

There are 6 classes of nutrients that you eat throughout the day

The first one is carbohydrates, which give energy to the body and include sugar, starches and fibers. They have 4 calories per gram (calories are the amount of energy in food)

The second is proteins, which are amino acids. They help build and repair structures in the body while regulating processes in the body. They also have 4 calories per gram

The third is fats which are the main form of energy storage in the body. They have over twice as much calories as proteins and carbohydrates with 9 per gram

The next three are usually lumped together

1. Vitamins

2. Minerals

3. Water

All of these are necessary for the body to live and support itself but have no calories per gram.

Fun Fact: for those of you over 21, alcohol has 7 calories per gram

What Is Really In Fast Food?

60 Minutes A Day

60 minutes a day is all you need to get fit. It can be as simple as taking a walk and enjoying nature outside or just walk around your house if it's cold out. Find a game to play with your family or friends and you'll be surprised how much weight you can lose.

Julius Erving: If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.