Nutrition - Micro Macronutrients

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About Micro Macronutrients for Men

Macronutrients (Macro) are nutrients that our body requires in large amounts while Micronutrients (Micro) are nutrients required in smaller amounts. While both are essential, the macro is common among fitness gyms to lose weight. On the other hand, micros involve vitamins and minerals. We will try and break these down to get a better understanding.

“Macro” or “counting macros” is what athletes refer to as macronutrients. Macronutrients consist of protein, fat, and carbohydrate intake, and this combination is getting popular in men’s nutritional intake.

The idea behind a Macro diet involves eating whatever you want as long as it fits into the ratio of 40, 40, and 20 percent (carbs, protein, fat). The catch is to figure out your calorie’s daily intake. An example would be similar to: let’s say you have a calorie goal of 2,000 a day. One gram of protein is 4 calories. So, if you eat 125g of protein, you’re eating 500 calories from protein, leaving you 1,500 calories to the ratio between your fat and carbs. Once you figure out the numbers you can continue with the Macro eating until you lose the weight you want.

“Micros” or micronutrients often get overlooked. Micros fit in with maintaining immune functions, and most are available as immune boosters that exceed daily allowances. The number of micros for a well-balanced diet exceeds more than 30; however, the recommended micros consist of vitamin B-6, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, and zinc. Visit Harvard Medical School for details

Bottom line: An unrestricted approach that requires discipline!