Shaklee distributor in Dallas talks more about energy.

Shaklee distributor in Dallas talks more about energy.

My previous article on energy discussed the roles of carbohydrates and proteins in the diet for energy sources.  Also involved in energy production is that little three-letter word fat.  Fat, even though it is looked upon as an evil component of food, plays some major roles  in maintaining health. 

Fats

  • make up part of the structure of cells,
  • form a cushion around cells,
  • provide heat insulation around vital organs,
  • carry fat-soluble vitamins and
  • provide a storage reservoir for energy.

So fat is important, but the typical American diet gets way too much of it.  It is the most concentrated source of energy because fat contains twice as much stored energy, or calories, as does either proteins or carbohydrates.  A gram of fat has 9 calories where protein and carbohydrates contain 4 calories per gram.

But man cannot live on proteins, carbohydrates and fats alone.  Other nutrients are required where energy is concerned. The b vitamins help to convert fats, carbohydrates and protein in to energy.  Magnesium is needed to breakdown glucose into energy.  Low magnesium levels can mean you don’t feel like heading out for a walk.  A study of women showed that when magnesium levels were low, the body had to work harder to do the same amount of work, particularly the heart and lungs.

Zinc, potassium and iron are also integral in producing energy.   Iron helps to carry oxygen for energy to the cells, tissues and organs.

It is very important to get all the “raw materials” on a daily basis your body needs to function at its best and provide you with the energy you need and want each day.  While we all try to eat more healthfully, it is often difficult to get in enough lean protein and 5 to 9 fruits and vegetables each day.  And surely our food is not as dense in vitamins and minerals as it was when our forefathers grew their own food in rich, fertile soil.  Think about supplementing your daily food intake to ensure you get what you need.

Dallas Health Helpers, Shaklee Distributor in Dallas is about being healthy without drugs or synthetics. Call 214.871.9596 or email us to learn more about vitality and health.