If you are a fitness enthusiast, you will surely have come across the terms micro and macro nutrients before but If you are wondering what is a macronutrient, you can learn more about Macronutrients here with Micro Nutrients covered in a separate post.
What is a Macronutrient
Macronutrients encompass proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
When it comes to improving health and fitness, you know that these substances are important for your body and they are essential to helping in maintaining your energy levels.
If you participate in rigorous training sessions, macronutrients are even more essential for you, and an understanding of their specific uses will suit individuals looking for ways to gain weight, muscle etc.
When it comes to exercise nutrition, the thing to remember is that macronutrients do not just include protein, but they also encompass fats and carbohydrates and selecting healthy carbohydrates like brown rice or whole grain bread will help your body in achieving energy in a stable manner.
This means that they will make sure that there will be a reduced chance of glucose/sugar hikes and drops and sudden drops, which result on feeling tired, hungry or fatigued.
If you wish to feel full for longer, added fibers from fruit, vegetables and other healthy carbs, can bring you results if you are looking to lose weight.
When talking about macronutrients, you can also try including a post workout spoonful of almond or peanut butter, that is a rich source of good fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.
Now comes the question about the right balance of macronutrients and the answer is that it relies on different factors. For instance, factors like gender, your fitness goals, and your body type all play a role.
Why do macronutrients matter for your body?
why do macronutrients really matter and how can they help with improving health and fitness?
Remember that dietary fats can safeguard you from a number of illnesses. For instance, they are effective in reducing the lipoprotein presence in your blood, will bring down the triglyceride levels in your blood and they will also lower your blood pressure levels.
In addition, they are effective in protecting men and women from prostate, colon, and breast cancers.
More importantly, they will improve your immunity health in such a way that you can lead a healthy life and Healthy life is, of course, the key towards happy life.
They will also contribute for healthy cells, healthy organs, and will also keep your energy levels at optimum.
If you plan for a bodybuilding diet, it is important that both micro and macronutrients are to be taken in healthy quantities to achieve your goal.
If you wish to achieve certain fitness goals in your life, you can consider hacking.
This is what biohacking is all about. It is term that you get when you combine hacking and biology.
Now, you can move towards simple biohacking by replacing your regular diet with micro and macronutrients.
For more information on working out your ideal macro requirements, head over to Bodybuilding.com and use their Macronutrient Calculator.
In the next post I will cover Micronutrients and I hope that these two posts together will start to give you a very basic understanding of how Micronutrients and Macronutrients fit into Nutrition as a whole.
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As always I wish you Good Health and Happiness.
if you found this introduction of use, you may also like the post on Health Food Facts.
For a breakdown on vitamins and what foods to get them from, see B Vitamins Part 2. B Group Vitamins , B Vitamins Part 1. B Vitamins and mental health or Know Your Vitamins – infographic