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It's not about Nutella | Knowledge•Day

It's not about Nutella | Knowledge•Day
By Yash Yadav • Issue #5 • View online
Hello there,
Welcome to the third week’s Sunday issue of the Knowledge•Day newsletter. I hope you haven’t missed the previous mid-week issue. I didn’t put up a whatsapp status for that one and now people are complaining.
But it’s not about the past anymore, the current one is different of-course and we shall begin.

The human body is complex and requires lots of stuff to work. Well it’s going to stay like this until the superior race takes over us. Which I’ve heard would only require electricity to work. Unstoppable. :O
Health lines
The thing is we require Nutella to function.
Oh, yeah, sorry. We require nutrients to function. They come from everything we eat, including Nutella.
Nutrients are substances used for energy, growth, and bodily functions like being alive    .
Different things include different nutrients. Depending on the nutrient, these are needed in small or large amounts. Of all the nutrients (which are too many), we’ll only be looking at macronutrients. Primarily because I don’t want your school fees to go waste… and because I’d need a lot more nutrients to learn about and write so much.
Nutrients needed in macro quantity by our body are called macronutrients. There are just 3 of these:
  • Carbohydrates,
  • Proteins,
  • Lipids (fats)
Carbs aka Body Fuel
We need a lot of these, these are the primary source of energy for the brain, nervous system (not the onstage one), and muscles. Some experts from USDA say 45-65% of total calories come from carbs.
Carbs have a high number of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. And increases blood sugar.
Pasta, rice, chapati, milk, and even Pepsi carries this. You’re covered!
Lipids (Fats)
Trust your uncle on this one. They’re carrying enough of it and it’s indeed important for the body. Fats account for some 20-35% energy, less than carbs but have other features:
  • It’s a hump, but for energy. Fats store energy for later.
  • Regulates hormones
  • Good for hair, nails, and skin
  • Protects your bones and organs
  • Makes you chubby. Chubby is good. Chubby is cute.
If you’ve been following the quarantine nicely, you probably have enough fat and the stored energy is not being used. However, I’ll still put some needed examples. For later.
You can eat all sorts of expensive food to get fats… without the fat: Avocado, nuts, olives/olive oil.
Saturated fats would do, but they add cholesterol. Prefer in less amount: Butter, cheese, meat.
A wise man once said, “Chicken goes directly to the biceps”. This is true, but not. I’ll break it down without the biological words. 
Protein helps build cells, cells build your bones, skin, and muscles, muscles bring girls. Who doesn’t want protein now? It’s probably all I want right now!
How do you get girl…er..protein? Eat chicken, tuna, pork, eggs.
Or if you’re vegetarian or vegan: Eat beans, pulses, Greek yogurt, chicken, tuna, pork, eggs.
That’s all for today. I’ll end this with a potentially evil micronutrient I learned about.
Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a beauty vitamin. All beauty products have Vitamin E because it is good for your skin and hair. However, unlike Vitamin C, it doesn’t dissolve in water and get flushed out from the body. Instead, excess Vitamin E accumulates in the body. 
As a result, you might feel bloated, fatigued, and have blurred vision in severe cases. No wonder they selected Yami Gautam for the role of the blind in Kaabil movie (Bollywood).
The beauty vitamin is evil
The beauty vitamin is evil
Did you enjoy this issue?
Yash Yadav

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