365 Ways #23–PSA: Cows and Chickens plan to take over the world!

#23–there’s nothing in nature that is a macronutrient (carbohydrate, fat, protein) in isolation. All naturally occurring foods have a combination of the 3 macronutrients (and really 4 if you count water–the most important nutrient). Even something like a banana, which most people would think of as pure carbohydrate, has trace amounts of protein and fat in it. The reason is simple: the macronutrients work together as co-factors to make the nutrition in a food available to the body. Without fat, for example, your body cannot effectively assimilate the protein in a food. So skim milk drinkers and egg white eaters, you need to realize that there is no conspiracy among those cunning cows or those tricky chicken to make us fat or give us heart disease–we’re doing a fine job with that ourselves…

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