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Doctor insights on: Unsaturated Fats And Proteins Provide

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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


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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

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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

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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

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While taking protein with fats when do you start gaining weight?

While taking protein with fats when do you start gaining weight?

It doesn't matter: You will gain weight when your caloric intake is greater than your caloric output (exercise). Fats have 9 calories/gram,protein and carbs,4 calories/gram ...Read more

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What is the proper ratio of carb protein and fats to eat for a runner?

What is the proper ratio of carb protein and fats to eat for a runner?

Let us help you: A ratio of 0.4-to-0.6-to-1. For adults, proteins should be between 10 and 35 percent of the diet, fats between 20 and 35 percent and carbohydrates between 45 and 65 percent. An acceptable balanced diet is 20 percent of your calories from proteins, 30 percent from fats and 50 percent from carbohydrates, that is general guide not for the race, thank good luck. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Inspite of a diet full of proteins, fats i don't become fat and i look skinny.

Inspite of a diet full of proteins, fats i don't become fat and i look skinny.

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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Would someone get fat if they constantly drank protein but never exercise? Just curious

Would someone get fat if they constantly drank protein but never exercise? Just curious

Potentially: Protein has 4 calories/gram, the same as carbohydrate. If you ate enough protein in addition to other intake that was 3500 calories more than you burned off, you would gain a pound. Protein doesn't enter your system as protein, otherwise you would end up looking like what you ate. In addition, excessive protein intake is potentially harmful to the kidneys. ...Read more

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