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Postby Diana Timpano » Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:00 pm

Other than kilocalories, what information is important in determining whether or not you are consuming a healthy diet?
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Postby Poison » Fri Mar 25, 2005 5:18 pm

I'm not sure but maybe the amount of fat, carbohydrate and protein you eat.
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Postby James » Fri Mar 25, 2005 7:02 pm

Vitamins & minerals are also essential
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Postby Poison » Fri Mar 25, 2005 7:19 pm

Oh yes, James. I forgot to write.
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:02 pm

The diet of a normal adult should consist of 50% sugars, 30% fat and 20% proteins, vitamins and oligoelements. There are 24 essential oligoelements if i remember correctly
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PS: the diet of a normal is said to be about 3000kcal/day(if you do not to lose weight)
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Postby biostudent84 » Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:11 pm

MrMistery wrote:The diet of a normal adult should consist of 50% sugars, 30% fat and 20% proteins, vitamins and oligoelements. There are 24 essential oligoelements if i remember correctly
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PS: the diet of a normal is said to be about 3000kcal/day(if you do not to lose weight)


Can I ask the source of your information, Andrew? I'm not calling you wrong...it's just that the numbers they teach in my country are slightly different.

In America, the numbers are:
Sugars: 60%
Fat: 30%
Protein: 10%
kcal/day: 2000

Kyle

ps: just for reference for those who are following this thread and don't know...1 food Calorie is equal to 1kcal or 1000 calories. A food calorie is denoted as "Calorie" and a scientific calorie is denoted as a "calorie"
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Postby MrMistery » Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:18 pm

The numbers do differ a lot between US and Romania, or so it seems
My source is one of the many textbooks i have. It is an 11th grade textbook by some guys called Grigore Strungaru and Jenina Cirstoiu. I am looking at it right now. I do not know what to say about this problem...
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Postby biostudent84 » Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:39 pm

MrMistery wrote:The numbers do differ a lot between US and Romania, or so it seems
My source is one of the many textbooks i have. It is an 11th grade textbook by some guys called Grigore Strungaru and Jenina Cirstoiu. I am looking at it right now. I do not know what to say about this problem...


I don't think it's really a problem. There are different types of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins. The percentages are based on a distribution of all these. I'm willing to bet that because of cultural differences between Romania and America, the distirbution of all these are differing.
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Postby mith » Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:06 pm

Those numbers look very strange. Only 10% proteins?
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:58 am

I think so too, that's why I am sticking to my 20%. But if you eat all the right proteins maybe you could healthy with only 10%. Don't forget, the body can synthesise 12 out of 20 aminos
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Postby thank.darwin » Sat Mar 26, 2005 4:02 pm

mithrilhack wrote:Those numbers look very strange. Only 10% proteins?


That's what it says in my bio book...
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Postby mith » Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:10 pm

I'm thinking those numbers are for how you get your calories, not how much of each you should eat...
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