Top
10
Doctor insights on: Unsaturated Fats And Proteins Provide

Share
1

1
What are the benefits that unsaturated fats and proteins provide when included in a balanced diet?

What are the benefits that unsaturated fats and proteins provide when included in a balanced diet?

Heart healthy: unsaturated fats are heart healthy, protein are the building blocks of cells, tissues and organs. We need at least 0.8 to 1.0 grams per kilogram of body weight of protein a day to help the body repair, rejuvenate and produce new body parts. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


2

2
Do carbs, fat and protein provide all calories or are there other sources?

Do carbs, fat and protein provide all calories or are there other sources?

Calories: Nope, you've got it. 100% of calories come from either protein, fat or carbohydrates - the only caloric foods on planet earth. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Is fat a source of protein?

Is fat a source of protein?

No: There is no protein in dietary fat that you ingest ...Read more

4

4
How much protein can I consume before my body stores it as fat?

How much protein can I consume before my body stores it as fat?

Depends: Entirely on how much you burn exercising. You'll either burn it for energy, store it in muscle, use it to replenish stuff like skin and hair that you ordinarily shed, or it'll turn to fat. You're approaching your athletic prime. Train hard, avoid the worst grease and sugar, and your body will reward you by looking great and telling you what's right to eat. ...Read more

5

5
Does excessive protein turned to fat?

Does excessive protein turned to fat?

No: Excessive protein will be metabolized as energy and therefore will slow the process of metabolism of the fat you have already. But protein is not converted into fat directly. ...Read more

6

6
What happens when your body uses protein instead of fat?

If you are referring: To catabolizing your own protein (muscle) - it will cause you to lose muscle mass. The more muscle mass you lose - the lower your metabolic rate drops. ...Read more

7

7
What are your thoughts? Could you get fat from having too much protein?

What are your thoughts? Could you get fat from having too much protein?

If you....: Eat too many carbs and you are an "apple." and if you consume too many calories (usually by eating too much fat) and you are a pear! ...Read more

8

8
Please suggest what foods have a lot of protein in and very little fat?

Please suggest what foods have a lot of protein in and very little fat?

Several!: Whey protein is#1. Egg whites-#2. Then fish, poultry, lean pork, select beef. Tofu is high, but plant based protein is less efficient than animal based protein. ...Read more

9

9
Could you tell me what are good low-fat foods that contain high protein?

Could you tell me what are good low-fat foods that contain high protein?

Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
If i eat a steak, how long does it take to (digest it to protein, fat...etc)?

If i eat a steak, how long does it take to (digest it to protein, fat...etc)?

Protein digestion: The majority of protein digestion occurs in the stomach and takes about 4-6 hours. A steak dinner can take you two, maybe three days to get out of your intestines. On the other hand, if you eat vegetables and fruits, they're out of your system in less than 12 hours. Be gentle to your body, eat more fruits and veggies! Your body will thank you for it! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers