Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

The Macronutrient Balancing Act


Finally, dieters and healthy eaters everywhere have reason to rejoice, for there is a clear understanding of which fats, and which carbohydrates should be eaten for optimal health.

For too long, healthy eaters with a range of diet or weight loss goals were provided with confusing, sometimes counterproductive information with respect to carbohydrates and fats. For example, one the one hand, many eaters were told that carbohydrates were unhealthy causes of weight-gain, and should be avoided. Yet on the other hand, these same people were provided with carbohydrate-laden nutritional supplements, or worse, nutritional supplements that were little more than containers for low quality, incomplete protein. And as for fats? fats were seen as the enemy and to be avoided at all costs; this despite the fact that unsaturated fat is required by the body for optimal health.

But now, finally, there is clear and consistent scientific research that concludes carbohydrates and fats are essential parts of a healthy diet. After all, carbohydrates and fats are fully-fledged macronutrients, and along with protein provide the foundation for optimal body system functioning.

With respect to carbohydrates, researchers have discovered that low glycemic carbohydrates are exceptional sources of body fuel. Low glycemic carbohydrates do not cause the blood sugar to rise. Instead, the body gradually releases insulin to absorb these carbohydrates and transform them into useable energy. Dieters who have been convinced to give up carbohydrates entirely have been provided with the wrong information. Low glycemic carbohydrates provide the body with an excellent energy source without causing an insulin spike and the subsequent creation of permanent fat cells.

Speaking of fat cells, eaters around the globe have come to dread the word fat, and have been told to only choose foods that are "low in fat". Yet while it's generally wise to eat low-fat foods, there is a massive difference - one might even say a life altering difference -- between unsaturated fats and saturated fats. Further, there are some highly nutritious unsaturated fats made up of Medium Chain Triglycerides or "MCTs", which are shorter fatty acid chains; and as such, absorb and digest much more easily than longer chain saturated and unsaturated fats. This is an important distinction because just as how carbohydrates are essential for a healthy diet, so are fats.

So the verdict is in, after years of scientific research: carbohydrates and fats are good for health, provided that the right types of each are consumed. For carbohydrates, the right kind is the low glycemic kind, which the body absorbs gradually. For fats, the right is Medium Chain Triglycerides or highly nutritious unsaturated oils such as those derived from hemp seed, flax seed or borage.

Yet knowing the truth about carbohydrates and fats is one thing. Eating the right forms of each is quite another. And of course, there is protein as well; which is also another essential and sometimes elusive macronutrient. So where is a consumer supposed to find the right kind of proteins, the right kind of carbohydrates, and the right kind of fats?

Thankfully, there is an ideal solution called Isometric® by Protica Research.

Isometric is a single-serving food source that offers the most nutritionally-correct proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Just as importantly, based upon the renowned Isometric Diet®, these macronutrients are delivered in the ideal 33%/33%/33% balance. Isometric delivers 25 grams of low-glycemic carbohydrates, 25 grams of complete protein, and 10 grams of highly nutritious unsaturated fats. Therefore, eaters are confidently ingesting a complete meal with every 300-calorie Isometric serving.

Isometric also provides essential vitamins and minerals, which fortify the nutritional value of each serving. Weighing less than three fluid ounces, Isometric is the smallest complete meal on the market.

Indeed, there are healthy carbohydrates and healthy fats, just as there are healthy proteins. And an even greater reason to celebrate is the fact that this awareness is captured by Isometric, a scientifically balanced food that provides a complete meal's worth of nutrition in less than 3 fluid ounces.

ABOUT PROTICAFounded in 2001, Protica, Inc. is a nutritional research firm with offices in Lafayette Hill and Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Protica manufactures capsulized foods, including Profect, a compact, hypoallergenic, ready-to-drink protein beverage containing zero carbohydrates and zero fat. Information on Protica is available at http://www.protica.com

You can also learn about Profect at http://www.profect.com

Copyright - Protica Research - http://www.protica.com


MORE RESOURCES:

Businessweek

Tossing the First Lady's Lunch
Businessweek
As superintendent of the Fort Thomas Independent School District in northern Kentucky, Gene Kirchner oversees 3,000 students who buy about 1,400 cafeteria lunches each day. At least they used to. Since federal school lunch nutrition requirements ...

and more »


School districts gather to learn more about nutrition
WXOW.com
In particular, information about the child nutrition law backed by Michelle Obama. The initiatives intent is to ban greasy foods and sugary drinks from schools, establish nutrition standards for the country's free and reduced price lunch program, and ...

and more »


At Packers training table, nutrition has become a science
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The Packers are emphasizing nutrition at practices this year. Clockwise from top left, defensive end Josh Boyd rehydrates; one of the snacks given to players during breaks; linebacker Mike Neal snacks during practice, and a training staff member ...



Sunset Foods Personalized Store Nutrition Stores Make Eating Well Easy
Chicago Tribune
It's not always obvious which foods at the grocery store are best for you and your specific dietary needs. So, from Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, October 24, Sunset Foods is offering free nutrition tours at all its stores. These tours are a ...



Letter: School's nutrition program is award winning
Wicked Local Billerica
Billerica's award winning nutrition program continues to meet tough USDA, federal and state nutrition standards for all school meals. This ensures that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at ...
PAISD Child Nutrition Department earns national, state awards for healthy mealsThe Port Arthur News

all 4 news articles »


MMAjunkie.com

UFC Fight Night 49's Valmir Lazaro: 'Proper nutrition,' not nerves, primary ...
MMAjunkie.com
“The tough part might actually be being able to afford the proper nutrition up to fight day. “As I see it, if I manage to get through my training, I'm more than ready for the fight. We train very hard at Nova Uniao. If I do everything correctly ...



Cayuga County Senior Nutrition Program menus for Aug. 25-29, 2014
Auburn Citizen
Menus are subject to change. The Cayuga County Senior Nutrition Program is held at noon Mondays through Fridays at seven nutrition sites in Cayuga County. Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance by calling: Boyle Center, (315) 253-1550; ...



Time for a nutrition check-up? part 2
KVAL
This is part two or your Nutrition Checkup - use the following to audit your eating behavior. Medical Checkups. Dental checkups. Car tune-ups. Home repairs. Anything that's worth taking care of needs periodic maintenance work - sometimes even a whole ...



CNN

Fuel right! 9 triathlon nutrition rules
CNN
(Triathlete.com) -- A solid nutrition strategy will help your body make the most out of all your hours swimming, biking and running. We asked registered dietitian and multiple Ironman finisher Lauren Antonucci for her top nine rules for beginner ...



County nutrition program sets Pendleton picnic
Buffalo News
PENDLETON – A picnic marking the fourth year of a Niagara County senior nutrition site in Pendleton Center United Methodist Church is set for noon Sept. 2 at the church, Campbell Boulevard and Bear Ridge Road. An hour before the picnic, attorney Ray ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.