1. What are proteins made of (how are they different from carbs and fats)? What are the 3 main functions of proteins in the body? What determines the quality of a dietary protein? Give an examples of high quality and low quality proteins. What determines the recommended protein intake for individuals? Why?
2. Which is better for you, olive oil, butter or margarine? Discuss unsaturated fats, saturated fats, trans fats in your answer. What are the differences between these types of fats? Give examples of foods for each type of fat. What is the recommended daily intake (RDI) for total fats, saturated fats, and trans fats?
3. Travis is 55 years old and is overweight (BMI 29). He just had a glucose tolerance test done and found out that his body is having a hard time clearing his blood of glucose after consuming a high-carbohydrate drink. His doctor’s advice: “Lose weight and watch your diet.” Can you give Travis more specific advice on the types of carbohydrates to avoid and what type of carbohydrates to focus on? Give examples of foods to avoid and focus on. How do these types of carbohydrates affect blood sugar? What percent of his diet should come from carbohydrate, fat, and protein? If he continues on his current path what specific health related disease is he mostly to develop?