The macro-nutrients are the 3 main food groups from which we get our energy. They make up the bulk nutrients in all of our meals, with little vitamins and minerals (micro-nutrients) dotted between. Behind each link you will find specific information on their structure, role and how they are processed within the body, which I will aim to constantly update whenever I find out something new or interesting or even if there is anyway I can improve the fundamental knowledge of each. Knowing the basic principles behind each macro will only further your understanding of all aspects of nutrition, as they will be applied to any new theory or diet because, at the end of the day, they are what they are. So getting down to it; here are your 3 macro- food groups.
Our main source of energy, carbs should make up about 60% of diets when taking into account fruits, vegetables, grains and other starchy foods.
A large focus within the fitness world of nutrition, proteins are split into two categories: Structure and Function. Excess protein does not equal excess muscle growth, but it can mean a couple of over-worked kidneys.
Fat is not the enemy! In these posts we will see the risks associated with a high fat diet, but we will also see that it is not the only macro that can cause an increase in body fat and that it is more important than people think to meet their required daily amount.
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