Sunday, January 27, 2008

You are what you eat

Oh boy, I bet you’ve heard this one before. But it bears repeating, because the human body really is built from the nutrients it gets from food: water, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. On average, when you step on the scale
  • About 60 percent of your weight is water.
  • About 20 percent of your weight is fat.
  • About 20 percent of your weight is a combination of mostly protein (especially in your muscles) plus carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins.
An easy way to remember your body’s percentage of water, fat, and protein and other nutrients is to think of it as the “60-20-20 Rule.”

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