the basics of nutrition --
macronutrients • carbs/fat/protein —
these are the nutrients that your body requires in large amounts everyday. Alcohol is technically the fourth macro.
protein • necessary to build + repair tissue. Important for bones, muscle, cartilage, skin & blood. Look to lean animal protein (know your source) and non-animal protein such as tofu, quinoa, broccoli etc.
carbs • provide the body with the majority of the energy needed for the demands you place on it. A carbohydrate can be either 'simple' or 'complex.' Simple carbs are a single sugar molecule called a monosaccharide or two simple sugars linked called a disaccharide. Complex carbs are multiple sugar molecules linked together and are called polysaccharides. Get the majority of your carbohydrates from vegetables, nuts & seeds, fruit and legumes.
fat • dietary fat is necessary in your diet for hormone function among other physiological processes. Look to extra virgin olive oil, butter, nuts + seeds, whole eggs etc., for your source of fat.
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