Thursday, 31 October 2013


Diets that do not provide your body with a good balance of macronutrients should be avoided. You cannot simply focus on calories if you want to lose body fat or build muscle mass the healthy way.

What Are Macronutrients and Why Are They So Important?

Macronutrients versus Micronutrients.

There are three essential macronutrients and you’re probably already somewhat familiar with each, at least by name. These macronutrients are Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat and they all serve different but essential purposes and you need to make sure you consume the right amount of each in your diet. Almost everything you eat will contain a combination of the three macronutrients.

Table. Simple classification of dietary constituents
To provide body fluid and to help regulate body temperature
As fuel for energy for body heat and work
As fuel for energy and essential fatty acids
For growth and repair of tissues
For developing body tissues and for metabolic processes and protection
For metabolic processes and protection
Indigestible and unabsorbable particles, including fibre
To form a vehicle for other nutrients, add bulk to the diet, provide a habitat for bacterial flora and assist proper elimination of refuse

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