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1. What is it?

A Carbohydrate is a primary source of energy for the body.

2. How does it help the body?

by providing energy, and maintain a healthy life style.

3.  How can it hurt the body?

Eating more than the required amount of Carbohydrates, can cause the human body ton experience things such as. obesity, insulin resistance, elevated triglycerides, and other health problems.

4. How much should one have of this nutrient?

100 - to - 150 grams per day.

Did You know?!

1 Carbohydrate is equal to 4 Calories

Carbohydrates

Interesting Fact!

Did you know that there are 4 calories per gram of fat.

1. What is it?

Fat is a vital nutrient that the body needs, it stores all forms of energy in the body.

2. How does it help the body?

With the nutrient "far" in our body, we can insulate our body and protects our vital organs.

3.  How can it hurt the body?

Eating unhealthy fat, such as saturated, can block your arteries, a weight gain in body fat, and are more at risk for diseases, impairment, and early demise.

4. How much should one have of this nutrient?

Around 44 grams of healthy fat per day.

Fats

1. What is it?

Minerals are substances found in food that your body needs for growth and health.

2. How does it help the body?

Macro minerals are minerals your body needs in large amounts to help the structure of your body.

3.  How can it hurt the body?

Certain vitamins, such as Vitamin B & Vitamin C are water soluble, if you take to much of them, your body simply just flushes out the extra. Vitamin at an overdoes consumption may cause symptoms such as fatigue, joint pain, and depression. High-dose calcium supplements have been linked to an increased risk of heart failure.

4. How much should one have of this nutrient?

The amount we need in our body is actually very small, most adults need about 1,000 milligrams of calcium per day, but they also need about 10 to 15 milligrams of Iron and zinc per day.

Did you know?

Vitamins are organic substances, while minerals are inorganic substances.

Vitamins & Minerals

1. What is it?

Water is an essential nutrient. We must drink more water than our body can produce.

2. How does it help the body?

Water is an auxiliary to your body when digesting food, circulation, absorption, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, dissolving nutrients, and maintaining your body temperature

3.  How can it hurt the body?

Water can not hurt the body, with one exception ; drinking water (grand amount) extremely fast in a extremely low time frame. This can cause damage to your organs and cause the level of salt in your body to drop massively, therefore making your blood too drop extremely low as well, this will result in a dangerous physical condition known as hyponatremia.

4. How much should one have of this nutrient?

There can never be such thing as too much water (Unless [See above]) but the health authorities recommend eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day.

Did you know?!

About 25,700 litres (6,800 gallons) of water is required to grow a day's food for a family of four

Water

1. What is it?

Proteins are essentially amino acids, and amino acids are necessary for the body to function properly.

2. How does it help the body?

Once you have consumed a protein it will soon begin its job in your body. The protein will start to build and repair tissues, and it will also begin to produce enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an essential nutrient for muscle growth, keeping structure in bones, and being the basic building block for cartilage, skin and blood.

3.  How can it hurt the body?

If your body consumes and digests too much protein, then your kidneys will suffer. This is because your body must remove more nitrogen waste products from your blood.

4. How much should one have of this nutrient?

The DRI recommends the average human should consume .8 of each kilogram of your body weight.

Did you know?! 

Protein is a Macro nutrient!

Protein

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich

Healthy

Unhealthy

BBQ Bacon Whopper Sandwich

Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Healthy

Big Mac

Unhealthy

Double Cheese Burger

Healthy

Mushroom and Swiss Thickburger

Unhealthy

Healthy

Veggie Slider

Bacon Cheese Slider

Unhealthy

Healthy

Crispy Chicken Sandwich

Unhealthy

Butter Burger

Healthy

Beijing Beef

Unhealthy

Orange Chicken

Boxed Lunches

Healthy

Unhealthy

The Hot Bar


Healthy

Unhealthy

Healthy

Veggie Burger

Unhealthy

BLT

Healthy

Unhealthy