Macronutrients 101 - Free Download
What are macronutrients?
Macros is an abbreviation of macronutrients, which helps categorizes a type of food needed for a healthy diet. Macro, meaning ‘of great size; large’ tells us that this nutrient category is required in large amounts, relative to ones diet.
We need macronutrients to give us energy and keep us strong, and to help our bodies to grow, repair, function and perform best.
The components of macronutrients are: carbohydrates, fat, and protein. But we often forget that water should also be included as a key component. Each component contains a unique set of properties that influences our health, but all are a source of energy. Most recently, researchers have diverted attention away from energy, to investigate how these macronutrients effect the brains reward signals, and our relationship with food.
Almost all foods are made up of macronutrients, in varying amounts.
This document we've created will show you the basic information about macros and provide a full understanding of why need them.