Myths project

by; Taylor Marks

A. 5 rules of performance nutrition

1.) Always eat at least 5 times a day, because it keeps your energy level high which will keep you active.


2.) when planning your daily meals you must contribute a fat portion,protein portion & a carbohydrates portion which will keep you balanced.


3.) ask yourself "what am i going to be doing for the next couple of hours?" the less activity the fewer carbohydrates needed.


4.) in order to lose fat you must be on a negative calorie intake, meaning that you must take in less and expand more energy.


5.) its hard to get all the nutrients your body needs from food alone, especially if your training.

B.) Carbohydrates

a.) foods with carbohydrates in it are cakes, cookies, drink powders, jams, hash browns & french fries.


b.) the glycemic index is a system that ranks food on a scale from one to one hundred based on on their effect of blood sugar levels, you can apply the glycemic index to what you eat by eating smaller amounts of foods that scaled high frequently get checked for diabetes.


c.) fiber is a thread of filament from which a vegetable tissue, mineral substance or textile is formed. fiber is beneficial because it slows the rate sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream

C.) Proteins

a.) a simple organic compound containing both a carboxyl (-COOH) and an amino (-NH2) group. the different categories are (1.) non-polar & neutral (2.) polar & neutral (3.) polar & acidic (4.) polar & basic


b.) glutamine and creatine are the amino acids that are important for strength training.


c.) the difference between whey protein and casein protein whey is in cheese products casein is in milk products


d.) anabolism is the synthesis of complex molecules in living organisms from simpler ones together with the storage of energy. catabolism is the breakdown of complex molecules in living organisms to form simpler ones together they release energy.

D.) fats

a.) fats can help give you energy that is how they can be your ally not just enemy.


b.) cholesterol isnt fat so therefore it isnt aolways bad for you it is even sometimes benefical.