Medical Diet

In order to keep functioning, the human body needs energy. Everything we eat contains the following elements in varying amounts: sugars, carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

  • Proteins are necessary for the production, growth and repair of the cells that make up the human body.
  • The energy required is supplied by sugars, carbohydrates and fats.

Sugars are ready made fuels. Carbohydrates can be turned into sugars relatively quickly, but fats are stored in the fatty tissue for future needs because turning fat into fuel requires more energy. If the body cannot use the amount of fuel (sugars and carbohydrates) immediately, these sugars and carbohydrates, as well as proteins, will be stored in the form of fats.