Nutrition Basics Archive

  • Find the Hidden Salt in Your Diet

    Find the Hidden Salt in Your Diet

    For most people, a "no salt" diet means not putting salt in the food that you're cooking or eating. The recommended amount of daily salt intake should not be more than 2,300 mg - that's about a teaspoon of salt a day. Yes, you did not reach for the shaker the whole day or even the day before. Surely you're sticking to your "no salt" diet religiously? Guess again. You finished off the entire bag of potato chips? Salt. You ate how many pretzels? Salt. Packaged food? Salt. These three make-up of ab...

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  • Protein & Your Body: How Important is Protein?

    Protein & Your Body: How Important is Protein?

    Proteins are essential elements of everybody's diet. They constitute a healthy diet because they contain thousands of small units called amino acids. Proteins contain around four calories for each gram. However, the body would preferably use carbohydrates and fat as energy sources instead of protein. Proteins act as the building blocks of the body. Because it contains so many different amino acids that make it possible for our tissues to grow and repair, they are essential in every type of proce...

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