Exercise Nutrition

Exercise Nutrition

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Exercise Nutrition

Daily Dietary Intake The energy we have for our daily activities is derived from the foods and drinks that we consume. These consist of macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and fats) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). The focus here will be on the macronutrients. The Institute of Medicine (1) recommends that our daily dietary intake consists of 45–65% carbohydrates, 10–35% protein, and 20–35% fat. This is to maintain health and is for the general population. Your daily intake requirements may differ depending on your level of physical activity. Carbohydrates and protein both contain 4 kilocalories (kcals) per gram, whereas fat contains 9...

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