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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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Thread: Nutrients

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    Here is a list of nutrients, what properties they have and what they can be found in.
    Have fun:

    Biotin: Essential to metabolize proteins, carbohydrates and fats. - Found in cauliflower, nuts, egg yolk

    Calcium: Necessary for maintaining bones and teeth. Blood clotting, muscle contraction and relaxation, cell wall permeability and nerve functions - Found in milk, dairy produce, green leafy vegetables, fish, cereal products(ie. corn, wheat, rice, oat, barley, soy)

    Carbohydrate: supplies energy, some sources also provides fiber -found in Bread and cereal products made from whole grains, starchy vegetables (ie. potatoes), fruit (ie. blueberries and pears), sugars.

    Chlorine: Helps regulate acid-based balance and water balance. Needed to form stomach acid and involved in absorbtion of vitamin B-12 and iron - found in salt and food containing salt.

    Chromium: Stabilizes nucleic acids, activates enzymes, and is a component of GTF (glucose tolerance factor), which enhances the effect of insulin - found in fresh foods, especially beef, eggs
    and oysters.

    Cobalt: Important in forming vitamin B-12 - found in green leafy vegetables

    Copper: Helps form important proteins and hemoglobin. Aids in bone formation - found in nuts, seeds, oysters and whole grain cereal produce.

    Fats: Provides food energy and essential fatty acids. Needed to carry fat soluble vitamins and for regularity functions - found in vegetable oils, butter, whole milk, cream, margarine, sunflower
    seeds and nuts

    Fibre: Prevents digestive problems and protects against colon cancer and diverticular disease - unrefined or whole grain cereals, fruit and vegetables

    Fluorine: Involved in making strong teeth and bones - fluorodated water, shrimp, fish and shellfish

    Folic acid (Folacin): Important for cell division and reproduction, and in the manufacture of hemoglobin - green leafy vegetables, pears and blueberries

    Iodine: essential part of thyroid hormones - iodized table salt, kelp and seafood

    Iron: Necessary in formation of hemoglobin in red blood cells, also for enzymes involved in energy metabolism. - found in oysters and clams, pork, beed, dried peas and beans, lentils, iron fortified products. In many fresh foods (except dairy)

    Magnesium: Essential part of bones and teeth. Important in nerve function - found in Nuts, fish, shellfish, whole grain cereals

    Manganes: Growth of connective tissue, formation of bone and possible hair growth - found in whole grain cereals and green leafy vegetables

    Molybdenum: component of tooth enamel and of enzymes that metabolizes fats and proteins - found in leafy vegetables, legumes (ie. lentils) and whole grains

    Niacin (nicotinic acid): Helps metabolize carbohydrates. - found in fish, pork, chicken, lamb, lentils and dried peas and beans.

    Pantothenic acid: part of two enzymes that are important in nerve impulses, hemoglobin formation, synthesis of steroids and formation of antibodies - found in wheat bran, rice bran, nuts, eggs, salmon, brown rice and sunflower seeds

    Posphorus: Forms and maintains bones and teeth. Builds muscles. Involved in many metabolic functions:- energy production and in maintaining acid-base balance - found in milk, milk products (ie. cottage cheese, whipped cream, rocotta), beef, lamb, pork, poultry, fish, nuts and whole grains

    Potassium: Involved in nerve transmission, acid-based balance, and is requires for carbohydrate metabolism and protein synthesis. Helps transfer nutriens in and out of individual cells - found in milk, blueberries, honeydew, pears and most fresh food

    Protein: Necessary for formation of new tissues, also in maintenance and regularity functions - found in meat, fish, poultry, eggs, dried beans, peas, lentils, nuts and milk

    Selenium - Interrelated with vitamind E as and antioxidant, needed to form the enzyme gluthione peroxidase - found in meat, fish, eggs, shrimp, lobster, clams, oysters and other shellfish.

    Sodium: Component of bile and pancreatic juice, associaes with muscle contraction and nerve function. Helps maintain water balance and balance of acids and bases in fluids outside of cells -
    Found in salt, snack foods, beef, pork, cornbread and most fresh food.

    Vitamin A: Necessary for resistance to infection and nigh vision - found in dark-grean leafy vegetables, salmon, oysters, crab, halibut, swordfish, butter and cream.

    Vitamin B-1: Muscle tone, healthy nerves, norma, appetite and energy metabolism - found in lean pork, potatoes, dried peas and beans, nuts and whole grain breads

    Vitamin B-2: metabolises amino acids and carbohydrates, forms niacin - found in eggs, lean meat, enriched breads and milk

    Vitamin B-6: Involved in protein, carbohydrate and fat metabolism, functioning of central nervous system - found in fish, legumes and whole grain breads

    Vitamin B-12: Necessary for production of red blood cells, and healthy nerves. Involved in DNA synthesis - found in fish, eggs, muscle meats (ie. pork, beef, chicken, lamb), milk and most grains

    Vitamin C: Needed for formation of collagen, absorbtion of iron and strong capillary walls and blood vessels. Important in wound healing - found in green peppers, potatoes and leafy vegetables

    Vitamin D: Essential for strong bones and teeth. Needed for calcium and phosphorus absorbtion - found in egg yolk, butter and cream

    Vitamin E: An antioxidant, it protects essential fatty acids from oxidative destruction. Acts as selenium - found in wheat germ, vegetable oil, maragrine, egg yolk, green leagy vegetables and legumes

    Vitamin K: Needed for blood clotting - found in green leafy vegetables, vegetable oils and pork

    Zinc - Component of many enzymes involved in energy metabolism and making proteins, needed for normal skin, bones and hair. Involved in wound healing - found in most fresh foods, especially vegetables
    Last edited by AnabolicJake; 04-15-2004 at 09:43 AM.

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