Choosing to become an egg donor is an incredibly intense and personal decision. It is not something that any woman should enter into lightly, no matter how lucrative the offers you see on the Internet might make it seem. When you donate an egg, you are literally giving a part of yourself to someone else to do with what they see fit. It’s a huge decision. That said it isn’t without a plethora of rewards as well.
The first stop for most women who are considering donating their eggs is Google. They type in “egg donation Atlanta GA” to get location specific information (including local clinic contact info) and are served up with a lengthy list of websites that promise more information for people.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed during that first Google search. There’s so much information out there to process! Where do you even start? Read more…
Fats are foods that provide us with calories and they are always equated with calories due to their high calorie yielding capability per gram in compare to other major nutrients, i.e. carbohydrates and proteins. Fats are high energy foods and provide us as much as 9 kcal (kilocalorie) of energy per gram, which is much higher than proteins (4 kcal) and carbohydrates (4 kcal). Due to high calorie yielding capability our body uses fats as energy storehouse (stored as fats in adipose tissues), to be used during lean period. This is how our human body evolved during time of evolution to overcome short lean periods.
The functions of fats can be summarized as:
- Fats supply high calorie and spare the proteins for being used as source of energy.
- Fats act as a vehicle for fat soluble vitamins (vitamin A, D, E & K).
- Fats in the body support important viscera like heart, kidney, intestine etc. and fats beneath the skin (subcutaneous fat) provide insulation against cold.
- Essential fatty acids (EFA) are required for our body growth, for structural integrity of cell membrane and to reduce platelet adhesion (important in preventing heart attacks). Essential fatty acids also reduce cholesterol and low density lipoproteins (LDL). Read more…