The importance of ‘macros’ which are protein, carbohydrates and fat.
These compounds help our bodies remain healthy and are essential daily.
Carbohydrates is the preferred source of energy and the best sources are plant-based foods such as fruit, vegetables, legumes and wholegrains.
Protein has a key role in keeping your immune system healthy.
Although fat is often associated with negative health implications, fat is essential for a healthy diet and provides the body with insulation to maintain a healthy body temperature.
Here is a little guide to illustrate how many calories in 1g.
1g Carbohydrates = 4 calories
1g Protein = 4 calories
1g Fat = 9 calories