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What are Macronutrients?

Macronutrients are essential nutrients that are required in large quantities in the human diet to support growth, metabolism, and overall health.

The three main macronutrients are:

·       Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are a type of macronutrient that provide the body with energy. They are found in foods such as grains, fruits, vegetables, and sugars. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which is used by the body as a primary source of fuel for energy.

·       Proteins: Proteins are another type of macronutrient that are essential for building and repairing tissues in the body. They are found in foods such as meat, fish, eggs, beans, and nuts. Proteins are made up of amino acids, which are used to build and repair muscles, bones, skin, and other tissues in the body.

·       Fats: Fats are a type of macronutrient that provide the body with energy and support various functions in the body, such as hormone production and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. They are found in foods such as oils, butter, nuts, and fatty meats. Fats can be divided into saturated fats, unsaturated fats, and trans fats, with unsaturated fats being generally considered the healthiest type.

Together, these macronutrients provide the body with the energy and building blocks needed to support growth, repair, and overall health. It’s important to consume these macronutrients in the right amounts to maintain a healthy and balanced diet.


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