Are You What You Eat Essay

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Day One: September 24, 2012

Do Now: Are you what you eat? How do you know? Prove it!

I think in a way you are what you eat because most things you eat were alive at one point and the nutrition from the food gives you energy to keep living and moving. Also, if you eat unhealthy, your body will become affected and be unhealthy, but if you eat healthy your body will remain healthy. It also all depends on a person’s metabolism because some people are more affected by certain foods than others. It also depends if the food is healthy or unhealthy.

Reflection One- Revised I believe in a way you are what you eat because a lot of things factor into it. Some food have more matter, which is something that has mass and takes up space,
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The one enzyme, catalyses, breaks down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen. This reaction can happen fast if your body is at boiling temperatures. The more acidic your cell becomes from what you eat, makes your cells react slower because the pH is higher. Enzymes act on proteins molecules because there are many different types of proteins and an enzyme for each one. This goes along with my belief that you are what you eat because proteins make your body healthy. If you eat a lot of acids, like oranges, your enzymes will react faster, but if you eat asparagus, which is a base, your enzymes will react slower. Depending on what you put in your body is the reaction you get on the inside.
Lipids are the fats inside your body. They include carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen with a lot of hydrogen but not as much oxygen. The different types of them is saturated and unsaturated, unsaturated being better for you. Lipids, or fats, are used to store energy. They can also be called fatty acids. They are found in things like olive oil or butter, which are unsaturated ones. They can also be used as protective tissue. They are polar, meaning they are non-soluble. Fatty acids come in 2 types, saturated and unsaturated. Saturated are solid at room temperature, have all 4 carbons bonded to atoms, are single bonds, and form a straight chain. Unsaturated means they are soft or liquid at room temperature, don’t have carbons bonded to all 4 atoms,

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