What is protein? Protein is found throughout the body—in muscle, bone, skin, hair, and virtually every other body part or tissue.

Components of Food

Components of Food

It’s really important to understand what makes up the food you eat. You’ve probably heard that your body needs nutrients to survive. Food is a source of nutrients, and different foods have different nutritional content. In this post, I will give you lots of information about the six classes of nutrients, where we find them, and why we need them.

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High-Calorie almond Smoothie

High-Calorie Smoothie Recipe

If you are underweight, it’s important to consult with a registered dietitian for a nutritional assessment. One of the ways to gain weight in a healthy way is by providing your body with nutrient-rich foods and healthy calories. A high-calorie smoothie is an easy way to fuel your body and get in some nutrients such as protein. It contains all the macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, fat) and foods from several of the food groups that help us meet our needs.

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Cold lunch ideas

Cold lunch ideas

We often rely on what we can get quickly or can make quickly. This could have a bad effect on our health if we aren’t eating the right foods. Fortunately, there are meal options that are not only quick for you to make but also can help to keep you healthy.

Here, I’ve focused on some that can be eaten cold and can be taken for lunch.

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DASH diet shopping list

The “DASH” diet refers to “Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.” This diet is designed to promote heart health. The general recommendations are to consume fruit, vegetables and whole grains, select low-fat or fat-free dairy and choose lean protein, and limit saturated fat as well as added sugar. Foods selected should be rich in vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium, as well as high in fiber and protein. They should also be limited in sodium.

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