The Nutrition Report And It

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Introduction Over the course of four weeks I had to track what I ate everyday on www.choosemyplate.gov including: food, drinks, and condiments. It was a good experience, because this caused me to pay attention to everything that I was taking in and how much I took in. It revealed how many calories in food I was eating, and when I had too much of something. Every week I would look at the nutrition report and it would tell me what I was ok, under, and over in. By looking every week, I noticed I should work on areas I’m “over” in. The three major areas I need to work on to better my health are saturated fat, sodium, and protein. Saturated Fat Saturated fat is defined by “simply fat molecules that have no double bonds between carbon molecules because they are saturated with hydrogen molecules.” Heart.org. These foods are usually in meat and dairy productions. Saturated fat helps your hair, bones, lungs, brain, immune system, and skin to get or remain healthy. “Saturated fat plays a key role in cardiovascular health. The addition of saturated fat to the diet reduces the levels of a substance called lipoprotein (a) that correlates strongly with risk for heart disease. Research has shown that when women diet, those eating the greatest percentage of the total fat in their diets as saturated fat, lose the most weight” http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/09/22/7-reasons-to-eat-more-saturated-fat.aspx. Also, foods such as coconut
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