Proteins makes up the structural parts of the human body. Proteins are made up of twenty (20) amino acids. Proteins are second only to water in abundance within the body. Proteins are part of functionally important molecules. Proteins are not stored in the manner of carbohydrates or fats. There is no reservoir of amino acids and their concentration of in body fluids is quite low. It is not surprising then,…
Carbohydrates are a large class of organic compounds that includes sugars, starches and fibers.     Carbs contain two hydrogen atoms and an oxygen atom (H2O) for every atom of carbon.   One molecule of water added to a carbon atom results in a hydrated carbon.   Carbohydrate is the choice nutrient for athletes. Both before and after workouts.   The name carbohydrate is given to the family of compounds…
Minerals are inorganic elements. Minerals are combined together to form the rocks that make up the earth’s crust. In the human body, minerals play a more dynamic and vital role, especially during exercise. Minerals serve as the rocks upon which cellular reactions take place. Their physical surface provides the space where enzymes and substrates meet, where nerve transmissions occur and where energy transactioons take place. In fact, most molecular activities…