Interesting Facts About Lactose Intolerance:
Approximate percentages of adults with lactose intolerance by ethnicity:
80% Native Americans
70% Black Africans
60% African Americans
20% Indians (Northern)
60% Indians (Southern)
60% Ashkenazi Jews
10% US Whites
5% Northern Europeans
Nutrition of the EGG YOLK:
Vitamins & Minerals: A, D, E, K, Folate, Calcium, Selenium, Zinc, Iron, carotenoids. The yolk also contains half the protein of the whole egg.
If you by organic eggs fortified with omega-3 fatty acids, then do not throw out the yolk because that's where the omega 3's are stored.
If you by organic eggs from free ranging/pastured hens, then the cholesterol content is approximately 33% less. Cholesterol is actually a necessary building block or the human body.
Nutrition of the EGG WHITE:
Vitamins & Minerals (significantly more than the yolk): Potassium, Sodium, Magnesium.
If someone said to you that they haven't eaten a "carb" in years. They're lying or they would be dead.
Carbohydrates are the preferred fuels of the body. Carbohydrates are found in fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy products.
A Few Facts About Protein supplements:
Protein supplements do not improve athletic performance better than eating protein from foods. They do not increase muscle mass. Muscle mass, strength and endurance only increase by way of exercise. The body doesn't store protein. So, if there is an excess or surplus of protein or certain amino acids, the excess must be metabolized, placing a burden on the kidneys to excrete excess nitrogen. This can lead to kidney failure. Additionally, supplements can limit the variety of amino acids available to the body and can hinder growth of cells, hair, skin, muscle, and so on.
Everyone should try to get all their protein from real food.
How Much Protein Do You Need?
Daily Recommended Intake of protein for adults = .8 grams/ kg of body weight per day.
1. Find your body weight in pounds.
2. Convert pounds to kilograms by dividing pounds by 2.2
3. Multiply kilograms by 0.8 to find total grams of protein recommended.
weight = 130 lb
130 lb / 2.2 = 59 kg
59 kg x 0.8 = 47 g
So, a person that weighs 130 lbs. needs 47 grams of protein on an average daily basis.
Gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and other related grass grains, is only bad for those who have Celia's Disease, which is approximately 1% of the U.S. population.
Here is a FAQ to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center: Are there any benefits to a gluten-free diet for those who don't have a gluten intolerance? Answer: No. There is no benefit to a gluten-free diet for those who don't have a medical reason for it.
website: University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/