Macronutrients

A macronutrient is a type of food that your body requires in large amounts in order to function properly. 

There three macronutrients. Each comes with important benefits: 

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the body’s main fuel source

Find them in grains, pasta, rice, vegetables and fruits

Proteins

Proteins are required for healthy muscles and growth

Find them in meats, eggs, poultry, seafood, dairy and legumes

Fats 

Fats are vital for brain function, energy production and cellular production and health.

Find them in oils, nuts, meats, dairy and some vegetables   

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A well-balanced diet contains a variety of each of these Macronutrients.