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Physical Fitness and Nutrition


Welcome to my physical fitness page. I have used my background in chemistry and medical technology to study scientific articles on metabolism and nutrition. My goal is to provide enough scientific information to enable you to make good choices in your diet and exercise regimen.

People generally know that protein is a necessary nutrient, but they are surprised to learn that fat is also necessary and that carbohydrates have not been shown to be essential for human health. The incessant promotion of fat-free products gives the general impression that fat is bad, but you seldom hear that more than half of our brain consists of fat and that the right balance of natural fats is necessary for good mental and cardiovascular health. Regrettably, the trans-fats in the artificially-created hydrogenated oils that are so prevalent in commercial food today can harm the brain and the heart.


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