There’s many different views today about what the healthiest way to eat is.
With over 200 dietary theories it’s no surprise that many people are struggling with ideas about what to put on their plates to achieve optimum health.
Does it ever make you feel like you can’t keep up?
Macronutrients are important.
Macronutrients are nutrients that provide calories/kilojoules or energy.Nutrients are substances needed for growth, metabolism, and for other body functions. Since “macro” means large, macronutrients are nutrients needed in large amounts. There are three macronutrients.
The three macronutrients are fat, protein and carbohydrates.
Many people still believe that the only way to get carbohydrates are from grains, however all vegetables contain carbohydrates and can be considered carbs. Some – like sweet potato, corn or beans – more than others.
If you can create a plate for yourself at each meal that balances your macronutrients and is filled with real food, then barring an allergy or an intolerance you can be comfortable that you’re supportive a healthy diet.
If you want an extra nutrient hit on your plate, then add some of the ‘Bonus Points’ foods. These all sit in the functional medicine category and add a super-hit of added probiotic nutrients to your meal. These support a healthy gut and immune system by adding good bacteria to your digestive system.
Make sure to choose ethically and sustainable farmed seafood and animal products if you do eat them and if so, try to limit your meat intake to a maximum of 3-4 meals per week.