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.
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
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:
Enjoy and don't forget to check your labels!