The majority of foods have some mix of carbs, fat, and protein – even vegetables incorporate all three macronutrients! So here is a number of some whole foods and their protein, carbohydrate, and fat content.
The reason I’m showing you the 3 macronutrients is because people are likely to eat a lot of of the wrong foods and they are packing on weight or stuck at a plateau and not losing weight. Typically a person is very likely to over eat on starchy carbohydrates or fat.
Some foods may have more fat than protein, incorporating an unnecessary amount of calories in such a small portion. You want to be alert of these foods so you make sure and eat the right portion so you can easily losing weight.
Food Type : Protein / Carbohydrates / Fats (in grams)
- · Cashew Nuts ¼ cup: 5 / 9 / 12
- · Tempeh 4 oz.: 16 / 14 / 6
- · Almond Butter 1 Tb: 2 / 3 / 9
- · Peanut Butter 1 Tb: 4 / 3.5 / 8
- · Black Beans ½ cup: 7.5 / 20 / 5
- · Sunflower seeds raw ¼ cup: 6 / 6 / 14
One food I enjoy is almond butter. The issue is it’s loaded with fat which means it’s very calorie dense. Every gram of fat is equal to 9 calories of energy where as protein and carbs have 4 calories per gram. You have to spend more energy to burn off 1 gram of fat than 1 gram of protein or carbs.
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Benefits Of Vegetarianism
As time moves on there is an increasing belief amongst people that becoming a vegetarian may make a difference. It is surprising how many people are willing to do this but cannot grasp just how important even one person who changes is in the overall picture. While it might be true that one extra person won’t make a huge statistical difference in a world of meat-eaters, you can do a lot as an individual that will be good for you and good for hundreds of animals. One argument for making this change are the benefits it has on your health and the problems that an excess of meat causes, like heart disease; this is the most common reason for death in America and other big meat eating nations.
Many of today’s heart conditions would not be so commonplace if people did not eat so much food with high levels of cholesterol, such as dairy products and eggs. The organization Earth Save has calculated that a vegetarian has only a quarter of the chance of a heart attack as someone who has meat in their diet. Pure vegans have an even lower likelihood of a heart attack with only a 10 percent chance against a meat eater. The improvements in health do not end there if you are a vegetarian.
Preservatives which are used a great deal in meat are reduced and so are the incidences of cancer. Of course vegetarians will not be exposed to the number of additional hormones that are fed to cattle as part of their feed and will not experience some of the hormone problems people have because of this. Another substance, lactose, is also missing from their diet which has causal links with digestive conditions. In addition to health benefits you will receive as an individual by becoming a vegetarian, you will also reduce your share of the suffering human beings inflict on animals.
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