Sandra Kus – PERSONAL TRAINER

Protein, Carbohydrates and Fats what is this ?

Hello, Fit-Friends!

Today, we’re focusing on three fundamental components of our diet: proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Often misunderstood or improperly utilized, it’s time to take a closer look and learn how they can support our health and fitness goals.

1. Protein – The Building Block of Your Body

Protein is more than just a muscle builder. It’s a key element of every cell in our body. Proteins are made up of amino acids, which are essential for building and repairing tissues, including muscles, skin, and hair.

Where to get protein?

  • Meats such as chicken, beef, turkey
  • Fish and seafood
  • Plant-based products like lentils, beans, chickpeas
  • Dairy: eggs, cheese, yogurt

2. Carbohydrates – Your Primary Energy Source

Carbohydrates are the main energy source for our body. They are essential, especially if you lead an active lifestyle. Carbohydrates are divided into simple (quickly releasing energy) and complex (providing long-lasting energy).

Where to get carbohydrates?

  • Complex carbohydrates: whole grain products like brown rice, whole grain bread, pasta
  • Simple carbohydrates: fruits, honey, sweets

3. Fats – Essential for Health

Fats are crucial for many body functions, including brain and heart health. There are many types of fats, but we’ll focus on healthy fats that support our health goals.

Where to get fats?

  • Unsaturated fats: olive oil, avocado, nuts, seeds
  • Omega-3 fats: fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, walnuts

Remember, the key to a healthy diet is balance and variety. No single nutrient works alone, and their combination can yield the best results for your health and training performance.

I hope this post helped you better understand the role of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats in your diet. Let us know in the comments what your favorite sources of these nutrients are!

Until next time,

Sandra ❤️

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