Carnival for tea,breakfast and dinner

All I do is think about Carnival !!! Join me on the road to carnival 2k7

Location: Arima, Trinidad & Tobago

I love Carnival!!. Trinidad's carnival! Once a year my senses rejoice at the opportunity to douse my soul with intoxicating soca music, shed my cares and fears, and temporarily transfer my spirit into the mas. (S. Drakes)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Controlling the food composition of energy going in

Foods and beverages are the “energy in” part of the energy balance equation. How much energy a person eats and the composition of the food the person eats determines how much energy a person receives.

Food composition The energy values can be calculated from the amount of carbohydrates, fat and protein (and alcohol-if present) in foods. Nutrition facts will be thoroughly discussed in another post but for now we will just skim the surface.

Look to the side of the box or pack as the case maybe and you will see a small box called the nutrition facts. This tells u exactly how much grams of Nutrients mentioned above will contribute to that particular item. Using the following information we can calculate the kilocalories found in foods we purchase

1gram of carbohydrate = 4 kals
1 gram of fat=9 kcals
1 grans of protein=4kcals
1 gram of alcohol =7 kcals

For example if a food contains 8 grams of protein , 12 grams of carbohydrates a 5 grams of fat. It would provide 32 protein kcals, 48 carbohydrate kcals and 45 fat kcals and a total of 125 kcals.


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