• Katie Chung Hua

Macro VS Micro

MACROS vs MICROS

There are two major type of nutrients: macronutrients and micronutrients. Macros is what you hear people talk about the most when it comes to counting calories and designing meal plans.


MACRONUTRIENTS

mac·​ro·​nu·​tri·​ent: Protein, Carbs, Fats

Needed in large amounts

Role: For body to grow and function

Good Macros: Fiber, chicken breast, beans, whole grains, olive oil, fish, avocados

Bad Macros: Processed Meat, “Added Sugar”, Trans Fats



MICRONUTRIENTS

mi·​cro·​nu·​tri·​ent: Vitamins and Minerals

Needed in small amounts.

Role: metabolism, growth, energy levels, cellular function, mood, overall wellbeing, and help reduce risk of diseases.

Good Micros: Vitamin A, Folate, Zinc, Iron, Iodine, Calcium

Bad Micronutrients: Too much fat-soluble vitamins can become toxic (Vitamin A,D,E,K)

Overall, eating a balanced diet of clean protein, carbs, good fats and greens can give you a healthy body inside and out. Here are some foods to add to your diet that have healthy macro and micronutrients:

  • Quinoa

  • Oats

  • Brown Rice

  • Nuts

  • Bananas

  • Green Vegetables

  • Tuna

  • Salmon

  • Beans

  • Chickpeas

  • Sweet Potatoes

  • Eggs

Enjoy and don't forget to check your labels!



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