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Fats - 

 provides a cushion to help protect our vital organs – without fat our organs would be more prone to damage.  Furthermore, fat acts as an insulator, helping us to maintain the correct body temperature

.4 to .5 grams per pound of your target body weight. 

accumulation of body fats may lead to obesity that can then set off many other health issues like breathing difficulties, arthritis and heart disease.

A source of energy,adds taste to foods

Fat is the most concentrated source of food energy



Carbohydrates 

Are the sugars, starches and fibers found in fruits, grains, vegetables and milk products 

obtains energy, or calories

High in calories,Full of refined sugars, like corn syrup, white sugar, honey,and fruit juices,High in refined grains like white flour,Low in many nutrients,Low in fiber,High in sodium

You should have at least 60% of carbohydrates in your diet

Carbohydrates are important to the mental health as well

Proteins-

A macronutrient that is essential to building muscle mass constructed from long chains of amino acids

Is used by your body to produce, maintain and repair its cells

Excess usage of protein is used for energy and turned into fat, you will gain weight 

You should have 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram per day 


Starbucks has both healthy and unhealthy items on it's menu; here are some examples of them


10 unhealthy drinks and foods 

Caramel brulee Latte

White hot chocolate 

Caramel apple spice drink 

Eggnog latte

Sausage and cheddar breakfast sandwich

Spicy chorizo monterey & egg breakfast sandwich

Ancho chipotle chicken panini

Apple fritter 

Iced lemon pound cake 

Tuxedo hot chocolate 


10 healthy drinks/foods

Seasonal harvest fruit blend

Chocolate cake pop

Whole grain oatmeal 

Butter croissant

Wheat spinach savory foldover  

Plain bagel

Michigan cherry oat bar 

Oatmeal cookie 

Cheese danish

Greek yogurt parfait 

Vitamins

-Organic compounds and Essential to normal growth 

They help shore up bones heal wounds and bolster your immune system 

Too much can cause diarrhea, stomach ache and nausea 

Vitamins are found in all most everything you ea

Minerals-

Play a essential role in the maintenance of your body metabolic functions and growth 

Include calcium phosphorus magnesium sodium etc. 

Consuming a large amount of minerals can cause you to have hair loss, slight nerve damage,and nausea 

Minerals can be found in foods like bananas, raisins, brown rice, green leafy vegetables etc.

Water 

Is essential to every form of life, clear and makes up 60% of your body

Drinking too much water can drop your sodium in your blood to drop too low a condition call hyponatremia and can be fatal, also call water intoxication 

70% of your diet should be of water 

It helps carry nutrients and oxygen to your cells 

A fun fact about water is that it composes 22% of your bones