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Industrialized Diet

Industrialized Diet

The first topic of discussion about nutrition will focus on the Industrialized diet. We’ll discuss what foods are included and why foods are marketed and produced in this way. Then, we will compare this to how we were designed to eat. What do people mean when they say...
Food Labels

Food Labels

Last week, we focused on how the current diet for most people compared to where we should be. This week, we’ll talk about what makes up food and the information put on the labels of food and products that we purchase. When you look at any packaged food, the nutrition...
Water and Electrolytes

Water and Electrolytes

This week, we will be addressing water (our bodies’ most essential nutrient) and another closely related topic, electrolytes. You will see that water has it’s own separate section on the Fit Plate handout and it should be considered it’s own food group. Water, being...
Protein

Protein

This week, we’ll discuss protein sources, its different forms, where it belongs on our Fit Plate and some of its basic functions within our bodies. Protein (one of the macronutrients), provides 4 kcal per gram. The two sources through which we can obtain protein...
Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates

This week, we turn our focus to carbohydrates (a macronutrient), a topic that has received much focus in recent years, especially in regards to their effect on weight loss. We will cover the sources which provide carbohydrates, the different forms, the functions they...