The What, Where, When, Who and How of Protein, Carbs and Fats

Want to know the what, where, when, who and how of protein, carbs and good fats. Look at the table below in conjunction with my post on packaged foods, to see the optimal levels of the three. Feel free to leave a comment or email me, if you want to know more. You can also check out our FacebookTwitter and Pinterest pages.

 

Protein

Carbs

Good Fats

What is this food for?

Very important component for every cell in your body. You hair and nails are predominately made of protein Helps build up bones, muscle, cartilage, skin and blood. Helps with repair of tissues and makes important enzymes, hormones and other chemicals for your body.

Supplies energy to the body Supplies power to your brain Its fibre content is very beneficial to the digestive system

Large factor in your nervous system. Building blocks for your hormones. Helps us keep up our energy levels for longer.

Where do I find this food?

Dark Leafy Greens, Fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood, eggs, dairy, soya products, nuts & seeds, legumes, grains like buckwheat and quinoa.

*Everything needs to protein to grow, therefore it is in all foods.

Primary Sources are; Breads, Grains, Starchy veggies, legumes, nuts & Seeds. Secondary Sources are; Fruits, non-starch veggies and sugar

Good Fats come in; Coconut, Avocado, Canola, Flaxseed Oil, Nuts, Olive Oil, Walnut and it’s Oil and soy-bean.

When is this food particularly good for you?

Periods of growth When exercising a lot Recovering from illness/surgery.

When you need energy, possibly a quick release energy. Can help people who need to gain weight. The Fibre can help with constipation.

When in good quality form, good fats can be beneficial for inflammation, heart disease, diabetes and mental health. Also helps with weight gain.

How much of this food to I need?

Humans do not need a large amount of protein, for an average person. You will need more if you a strength training and exercising though. Rule of Thumb per day: 1g of Protein per kg of body weight. Eg. 60g for a 60kg person.

Avg. Woman Consume: 4-9 serves a day. Avg. Man Consume: 5-12 serves a day. However you may need to vary this according to you individual needs, such as energy intake and expenditure.

~500mg of Omega 3 each day for prevention of heart disease, which can be found in ¼ can of sardines, 375g of canned tuna or 100g of canned salmon.
*Omega 6 and 3 need to be in balance.

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