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What should you eat and how much?

What should you eat and how much?
Is it OK to not eat organic?

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  • FemaleMenopauseMentors.com Anne Vaillancourt PAC and Bruce Bair PAC present What is good Nutrition?
  • What is good nutrition?
    • How much of what do I need to eat?
  • There are just 3 macro nutrients.
    • Proteins
    • Carbohydrates
    • Fats
  • Macro nutrients supply most calories
    • There are 454 grams in a pound
    • One gram of protein equals 4 calories
    • One gram of carbohydrate equals 4 calories
    • One gram of fat equals 9 calories
    • Lack of protein and fat in the diet both cause diseases
    • There is no disease caused by lack of carbohydrates
  • Eat Unprocessed Food
    • Eat almost unlimited vegetables steamed or raw or at least 14 ounces per day
    • Eat whole fruit, not juice, at least 7 ounces per day, berries are most nutritious.
  • Do not eat too much protein
    • A person that is active but is not a high level athlete needs no more that 0.8 grams of Protein per pound of IDEAL body weight per day.
    • Soy is not a good protein choice in America
  • Micro nutrients are very important
    • Micro nutrients are only needed in very small amounts
    • Small means thousandths (.001) to millionths (.000001) of a gram and there are 454 grams in a pound
    • These would be
    • Vitamin D3
    • Selenium
    • Zinc – especially if a woman is on BCPs
    • Minerals are more deficient in our food than vitamins because most food is harvested green
  • How to decide what to buy Locally grown, organic food is best for you, the environment and the farmer Locally grown is better than organic shipped in. It encourages local farmers to produce and it uses much less energy to get it to market.
  • The No No's
    • Excessively greasy and processed food like the bacon cheese fries greatly magnified to the right
    • The best rule is if it has >3 ingredients on the label it isn't fit to eat.
  • FemaleMenopauseMentors.com Ask an Expert on www.BlogTalkRadio.com/bruce-bair Thursday night April 29 at 730PM EST the show is about nutrition. Submit your questions to bruce dot l dot bair at gmail dot com Before the show or just download the mp3 And listen on a portable player afterward.