If you’re on social media often, you might have seen a new popular hashtag that reads “if it fits your macros” or “IIFYM” to describe pictures of donuts, ice cream or other (although delicious) unconventional foods for bodybuilders.Continue reading “Should you track your Macronutrients?”
Ever wonder how much protein, carbs, and fat you need on a daily basis? Also known as macronutrients, these compounds provide calories or energy to the body. They play a key role in cardiovascular function, metabolism, immunity, muscle-building and other biological processes. Unlike vitamins and minerals, these nutrients are needed in large amounts. Each has unique properties and contributes to the proper functioning of your body.
Micronutrients are the class of nutrients comprised of substances that are needed by the body in trace amounts but are, nevertheless, essential for proper functioning of the body. They include certain vitamins, trace elements and some other organic compounds.