Week 4 DQ 1 - the fatty acids necessary to maintain a...

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There are many different diets out there right now. All you have to do is run a quick internet search for diets and you will find hundred’s if not thousands of diet plans. Some increase protein, some limit carbs, and other limit fatty foods. No matter which diet you chose, there are potential benefits as well as possible health risks. You should always consult a doctor before you start any sort of intense diet plan. That being said, from what I could gather through this weeks reading, we should NOT eliminate fats from our diet completely. Yes there are fats that help our body, but there are other types of fats that are obviously harmful to our body. Fried foods provide the bad fats as do whole milk. There are benefits to consuming certain types of fat that include supplying the body with
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Unformatted text preview: the fatty acids necessary to maintain a healthy body. We need to have some fat in our diet to help process and absorb vitamins into our system. Our skin is kept healthy through our intake of certain fats. Our cholesterol levels are kept lower by the unsaturated fats we consume. A valuable source of unsaturated fats would be fish because they contain Omega-3. One major benefit our body has by consuming protein is that protein is essential for muscle growth and tissue growth. I think the common thread throughout everything we have learned so far is that moderation is the key to a healthy body and a healthy lifestyle....
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course SCIENCE sci241 taught by Professor Atkins during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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