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Macronutrients

Today I want to talk largely about the macronutrients of food, as I’m hearing and reading too many mixed ideas about what people actually think they are.

In foods we have three “macronutrients” and many “micronutrients”. We are going to focus on the Macros so we can all get on the same page.

Macronutrient #1: Carbohydrates

I can’t even count how many people I’ve come across that tell me they don’t eat carbs, and when I ask them if they are on Atkins or the Ketogenic diet, they tell me that they actually do eat different fruits, nuts, berries, vegetables, etc. These are all carbohydrates.

Carbohydrates pertain to foods that have a specific make-up of the elements of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen in a ratio of 1:2:1. Basically carbon and water = carbo-hydrate! How fun. This is a macronutrient group itself and can form a multitude of different foods available to us. They can come in simple carbohydrates (foods that convert to sugar easily), complex carbohydrates (foods that tak...

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