Ensuring proper nutrition is vital to every individual’s health and well-being. For anyone familiar with the world of nutrition the term Macro-nutrients needs no introduction. For those of you who are not familiar, the term refers to nothing but important nutrients needed by your body in large quantities. Micronutrients, on the other hand, refer to those that are needed in a relatively smaller quantity. Needless to say, both terms carry great importance in the world of nutrition. Counting them is another popular practice that has recently gained significance. In this article, we will attempt to answer any questions that you might have regarding macronutrients.
What are Macro Nutrients?
Macronutrients are basically 3 types of compounds that are consumed by the human body to give it the strength and energy that it needs. All these compounds are required in large quantities and are necessary components of a nutritious diet. You must definitely be aware of all 3 types of the macronutrients. These are carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
Carbohydrates are consumed by the body to give it the fuel that it needs. This, in turn, means that a diet lacking sufficient carbohydrates will result in constant exhaustion. This important nutrient is found in many sources including bread, vegetables, pasta, and potatoes.
Protein is broken down into amino acids that are necessary for your body to build and repair muscles, tissues, organs, and even hair. People who are looking to build muscles need a greater dose of protein than others. Common sources of protein include meat, nuts, eggs, dairy products, and quinoa. The protein derived from animal products, however, is considered to be containing all the essential amino acids and is thus known as complete.
To keep your body functioning at an optimal level, you require fats. Though people have mixed emotions when it comes to fat, not every source contains ‘bad fat’. There are also good fats that you can consume to stay healthy and fit. Foods such as nuts, avocados, olive oil, and fish contain good fats. Whereas, other sources such as meat and dairy if consumed in greater quantities can lead to cardiovascular issues.
The food that we consume every day has a combination of different important nutrients. Moreover, the body’s requirement of each nutrient varies for each individual depending on the age, sex, and other factors. Because of both these reasons, many people choose to count the number of nutrients they consume every day. We have referred to this process as ‘macro-counting’. Macro counting might seem to be an exhaustive process at first but is, in reality, helpful in making sure that the diet you are taking is rich in all the macros. Thus, protecting you from lacking sufficient energy and meeting your goals.
Why Choose WOF CrossFit Nutrition Coaching?
Owing to the need variations that exist amongst different individuals, it is strongly recommended to discuss with an experienced nutritionist about your daily needs. At WOF, we have a team of specialists that can guide you throughout your fitness journey and educate you along the way. Whether you prefer to get on this venture online or in-person, we are there to help you! WOF has a proven record of success and gives all its clients the nutrition service that they are desperately in need of. So, contact us today to find out how we can help you meet all your dietary goals in a scientific way.