What are macronutrients?

You can organize your food by looking at what it does on a macro level.

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You can organize your food by looking at what it does on a macro level. Macro means large so we’ll be looking at the most vital functions these groups have. Macronutrients are essential for:

  1. Tissue growth and repair
  2. Regulating bodily processes
  3. Energy supply

The primary macronutrients:

  1. Protein
  2. Fat
  3. Carbohydrate

Besides having a certain task, every macronutrient contains calories.