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Doctor insights on: When Are Calories Absorbed By The Body

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Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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Doesn't protein get digested by protease in the stomach/denatured by the HCL in the stomach so how can it enter the body through ingestion?

Doesn't protein get digested by protease in the stomach/denatured by the HCL in the stomach so how can it enter the body through ingestion?

Digest then absorb: Proteins are made up of long chains of dozens or hundreds of amino acids. HCL and pepsin in the stomach & protease breaks the proteins down into individual amino acids, which can then be absorbed through the intestinal lining into our bloodstream. See http://study.com/academy/lesson/protein-digestion-and-absorption-process.html for more details. ...Read more

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What are the symptom in the body when excess protein is stored in the body?

What are the symptom in the body when excess protein is stored in the body?

Can't store protein: Unlike carbohydrates and fat, there is no storage form in the body for proteins. Proteins are either incorporated into tissues or they are eliminated. However there are conditions in the body such as amyloidosis which involve abnormal deposition of misfolded proteins; these can cause a variety of problems including heart failure and kidney failure. ...Read more

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Does it mean to eliminate the toxins that are stored in your body from the fatty and processed foods you eat?

No one knows: "toxins" is a word that is overused. Pesticides, mercury, lead, antibiotics, etc can all be taken in in the diet and are difficult to remove. Best to not take them in. Then there are the imaginary toxins that companies scare you with so you will buy their expensive detox product -- these are fake. Dont buy it! eat healthy, stay hydrated. Avoid constipation and your body will do the rest. ...Read more

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When glucose builds up in the blood system because of pcos, is this the same as "fat" being in your bloodstream?

When glucose builds up in the blood system because of pcos, is this the same as "fat" being in your bloodstream?

No: Glucose is sugar, different from fat. With pcos you do not build up glucose, unless you are also diabetic. Women with pcos may definitely have high Insulin levels, but this also is different. ...Read more

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What parts of the body are most affected by unhealthy foods from mcdonalds?

All parts: Mcdonalds is equally unhealthy depending what you order, how often and how much. Clogging your arteries to the brain could end with a stroke. Clogging the arteries to the heart could be a heart attack. Enjoy mcdonald's once a month in moderation. And walk before and after.See your doctor too. That is best advice. ...Read more

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Dietary fats are absorbed into the body in your stomach or your intestine?

Dietary fats are absorbed into the body in your stomach or your intestine?

Intestine: Fats are absorbed in the intestine. The stomach does not absorb nutrients. It secretes hydrochloric acid to start the digestive process. Bile will mix with the processed food in the intestine to facilitate absorption by acting like a detergent. ...Read more

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If we do weight training, does the body body burn the extra fats and use it as energy for the muscles?

If we do weight training, does the body body burn the extra fats and use it as energy for the muscles?

Kind of....: Not while you are working out. Adding lean muscle will increase you metabolism. In fact, for every pound of lean muscle you gain, you burn 69 extra kcal per day. Unless you are working out extremely hard (using all your stored sugar) or in the morning before eating, you won't really utilize fat for energy (you'll use protein first). ...Read more

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How does your body release the energy that is stored in your fat cells?

How does your body release the energy that is stored in your fat cells?

Adipose: Triglycerides in adipose cells are hydrolised by enzymes to release glycerol and fatty acids. ...Read more

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Could your body absorb all the nutrients from the nutrition fact label?

Could your body absorb all the nutrients from the nutrition fact label?

Nutrition : That is a great question. Many people do have issues with their nutrient absorption due to the health of their gut (gastrointestinal tract). You certainly cannot count on being able to absorb exactly what it says on the label. ...Read more

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Which natural items can I eat to fight the cholesterol that is produced by the body?

Which natural items can I eat to fight the cholesterol that is produced by the body?

Read this: Read these short articles for reducing cholesterol, weight, blood sugar: https://www.kaushikmd.com/get-started/ https://www.kaushikmd.com/breakfast-ideas/ ...Read more

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How are nutrients processed in the body?

How are nutrients processed in the body?

Nutrients: This is hard to answer in 400 words, but basically foods are broken down by enzymes in the Gastrointestinal tract, then absorbed through the lining, distributed to the blood which delivers them to the cells of the body. ...Read more

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Foods used to be cooked in pure trans fats. Is the buildup of cholesterol it caused in people still there? Or does the body eventually break it down?

Foods used to be cooked in pure trans fats. Is the buildup of cholesterol it caused in people still there? Or does the body eventually break it down?

Transfats get turned: into LDL chol, which in turn gets stuck on the sides of arteries and causes blockage.The trans-fat itself no longer exists in the body after it has been digested. It has been converted to Triglycerides and Cholesterol particles. Some people accumulate the LDL cholesterol in their arteries, others do not. Some people can likely have decrease in buildup if they eat healthy. http://CardioGauge.com ...Read more

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The whole time when foods were cooked in pure trans fats is the buildup it caused in people still there?

Dean Ornish: Dean ornish claims that the build up of plaque is reversible through eating a mostly fruit and vegetable diet, limiting saturated fats from red meats. Staying away from processed foods is also important since sugar and high insulin helps to deposit the fats into the walls of the arteries. Its not all about fat, but the entire diet is important. ...Read more

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Which fat burning foods to eat during the day are considered effective?

Which fat burning foods to eat during the day are considered effective?

Marketing NotReality: No such thing as "fat burning food". This is primarily an invented schizophrenic marketing delusion. Humm... Intake atoms/molecules to make other atoms/molecules/cells vanish. Animals eat for both building materials [torn apart (digestion), some absorbed, reassembled into what they need to replace/repair constant tear down/damage] & as fuel for energy [some burned to co2+h2o etc. Victoza (liraglutide) med helps. ...Read more

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How many seconds until all the THC is absorbed into the body while smoking marijuana?

How many seconds until all the THC is absorbed into the body while smoking marijuana?

Just a few: I don't know the exact answer but when you smoke marijuana it is absorbed within a few seconds and immediately transported to your brain, so people will feel the effects within seconds of smoking it. This allows users to titrate their dose, as they can tell right away when they have achieved a level that feels appropriate and (hopefully) know when they have had enough... ...Read more

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Can you sweat toxins in fat cells out such as cardio but by sitting in the sauna?

Can you sweat toxins in fat cells out such as cardio but by sitting in the sauna?

Sweat toxins: There is littl expeimental data about this. Some years ago i bought an infrared sauna to put in my research center. My plan was to collect sweat from people and have it analyzed for mercury and other heavy metals. I have not gotten around to it yet. If you add up the weight of all the sweat glands in the body they equal the weight of 1 kidney. So i suspect that it is possible to aid detoxification. ...Read more