If Unused Carbs Turn Into Fat In Our Body, What Do Protein And Fat Turn Into?
Answered Sep 12, 2017 Author has 393 answers and 185.4k answer views Protein is a vital macronutrient required as a component of all the cells in our bodies, it also controls the rate at which the myriad of chemical conversions in our cells take place. Protein is involved in growth, repair (healing) and general maintenance of the body. An adequate supply of dietary protein is essential to maintain cellular integrity and function and for health and reproduction. From dietary protein we can create between 50 and 70,000 new types of proteins to support the function of our bodies. Unlike carbohydrate protein is not generally stored by the body and must be obtained through regular eating. We do not store reserves of protein except in the form of muscle, so we need a daily intake to maintain all the various processes that require protein. Fats fall into 3 categories, saturated fats, monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. It is interesting to note that nearly all foods contain a mixture of all 3 of these fats. Butter for example is 52% saturated fat, 21% monounsaturated fat and 3% polyunsaturated fat, with olive oil being 14% saturated fat, 73% monounsaturated fat and 8% polyunsa Continue reading >>