Biology 1A

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Diet and Metabolic Rate

Balanced Diet:

  • Carbohydrates - Slow release energy
  • Fats - Fast release energy
  • Protein - Growth, cell repair and replacement
  • Fibre - Help the digestive system
  • Vitamins and Minerals - To keep skin, bones, blood and everything else healthy

Metabolic Rate:

  • Metabolic Rate - The rate at which metabolism occurs in a living organism.
  • Metabolism -  the chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life.
  • The bigger you are the higher your metabolic rate
  • More muscle = higher metabolic rate
  • Men, on average, have a higher metabolic rate over women.

Factors affecting Health

Unbalanced Diet:

  • Excess carbs or fat can lead to obesity
  • Obesity -  the state of being extremely over fat. 
  • Main causes of

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