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1 Food as Fuel Crave Health Ashley A Harris, RD, CD

2 Overview Macronutrients Significance of Blood Sugar levels Micronutrients 7 Changes you can make toward health

3 Nutrition 101 The Macronutrients Carbohydrates: Grains, Breads, Fruits, Milk, Yogurt, Sweets Proteins: Meat, Tofu, Lowfat Cheese Fats: Oils, Nuts, Seeds, Nut Spreads, Butter Water: PLAIN Water

4 Blood Sugar Levels Carbohydrates cause an in blood sugar levels There are 2 types of Carbohydrates: Simple Complex Carbohydrates

5 Simple Carbohydrates Simple Chemical Structure Digested Quickly in the Body

6 Complex Carbohydrates More Complicated Chemical Structure Digested Slowly in the Body

7 Blood Sugar Stabilization Simple Complex

8 Proteins Are involved in every single process in your body Amino Acids – The building blocks of protein Get a balance of Animal and Plant Source

9 Fats / Lipids Saturated (Solid at Room Temperature) Unsaturated (Liquid at Room Temperature)

10 Micronutrients All Vitamins and Minerals

11 7 Things You Can Do… 1) Eat Breakfast Every Day

12 7 Things You Can Do… 2) Never go more than 4h without eating

13 7 Things You Can Do… 3) Eliminate Trans-Fats

14 7 Things You Can Do… 3) Walk 5000 steps per day

15 7 Things You Can Do… 4) Drink at least 50 ounces of Water per day

16 7 Things You Can Do… 6) Make a Multivitamin and Fish Oil part of your life 2 grams Omega-3 per day

17 7 Things You Can Do… 7) Write down what you eat!

18 Questions? Contact Information Crave Health Ashley A Harris, RD, CD (206)


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