What Are Macronutrients?
Carbohydrates, protein and fats as a group are called “macronutrients,” and are affectionately referred to as “macros.” In short, macronutrients are where you get your energy from. Carbs are your brain and muscles’ primary source of energy. You know how nutritionists say you shouldn’t completely cut out carbs? This is a major reason why. Fats are also used for energy production – especially during lower intensity activities, plus they help insulate the body and maintain healthy hormone balance. Protein is vital for building muscle and for enzyme production, which helps regulate your metabolism. Protein also aids in transporting various nutrients throughout the body and those amino acids (building blocks of protein) allow your immune system to form antibodies. The macronutrients are the trifecta you need to keep you feeling and performing your best.