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Balancing Macros and Micros

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Feb 22, 2022

Not all calories are created equal and the nutrient density of the calories and macros you consume can vary greatly based on the quality and type of foods you eat. Many diets and meals talk about the macronutrients, however, these meals and diets can contain processed and refined foods which harm your health. 

Macronutrients are your body’s source of energy. 

Macronutrients must be obtained through food, as our bodies cannot produce them on their own. 

The three main sources of macronutrients are:

  1. Carbohydrates 
  2. Proteins
  3. Fats

However, the quality of the macronutrients you consume will greatly affect the level of micronutrients in your body. 

For example standard potato and sweet potato both have high levels of carbohydrates, however, sweet potato is rich in micronutrients, whereas a standard potato is not. 

Your body not only needs the correct macros, but it also needs a diet rich in micronutrients, made up of vitamins, minerals, amino and fatty acids. 

There is an array of functions vitamins and minerals support in the body, which is why is it important to eat meals that are packed full of micronutrients. Your body’s primary organs and functions draw on the different vitamins and minerals to function efficiently. Without these necessary micronutrients, your body may suffer from poor health and metabolic conditions. 

By eating a balanced diet that has a good variety of fruits and vegetables and quality proteins, you give your body the best chance to function at an optimum level and improve your overall health. 

If you want to learn more about nutrition you can check out our Thrive Blog which is packed full of informative, easy to read articles.