One of the best things you can do for your own health is to take the time to learn about food.
All food can be broken into 3 categories or “Macro-Nutrients”. Here they are along with what they do and what kind of food they are found in.
- Protein – used by your body for recovery and muscle growth. (Sources of protein: Fish, Chicken, Beef, Pork, Turkey)
- Carbohydrate – Think of carbohydrates as “quick energy”. The majority of our carbohydrates should come from Fruit and vegetables. Excess carbohydrates are stored in the body as fat, and this is where the stigma/fear of carbohydrates comes from.
- Fat – Speaking of stigma, replace the word “fat” with “long term energy” from now on. Your body needs a healthy amount of dietary fat each day. You can find healthy fats in: Avocados, nuts and seeds, and each source of meat/protein that you eat will contain a small amount of healthy dietary fat.
Next time we will dive a little deeper into calories and grams and how much of each you should be eating.
As always, Keep Moving Forward!