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Where we get our Energy
Transcript of Where we get our Energy
Did you Realize
Where we get our Energy
is a measure of heat or energy; no different than a dollar is a measure of amount of money.
Eating too many calories — and not burning enough of them off through activity — can lead to weight gain
is an amino acid that builds, maintains, and replaces the tissues in your body. Your muscles, your organs, and your immune system are made up mostly of protein.
Such foods as beef, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy products, nuts, seeds, and legumes like black beans and lentils are good sources of proteins.
(carbs) are the body's major source of energy. There are two main types of carbohydrates - sugars (like the kinds in milk, fruit, table sugar, and candy) and starches, which are found in grains, breads, crackers, and pasta.
Think about the amount of calories you eat a day. Now think about the amount of calories you burn. Because calories are in carbs, lipids, and proteins, it is important to correlate your input and output of calories across all foods.
Energy Use vs. Energy Consumption
is responsible for transporting nutrients and oxygen to blood cells and removes waste products
Did you know that genetics can play a part on how sensitive you are to different physical and environmental things?
is how sensitive a person is to something. In the case of energy use, your genetics can determine how your body stores and uses energy (efficiency). This also holds true for mental influences such as alcoholism and addiction.
are fats. There are several different kids of lipids, such as wax and oil.
Lipids are an energy source and a means of storing energy.