Updated: Oct 21, 2021
Losing unwanted weight and maintaining our health has never been easy but ... it's simple. One thing that can help change all of this is to learn and understand what we're consuming. Once we receive wisdom on what we're eating, we will start to transform, make better choices, and result in looking like a snack. 😉
"Let your energy be used to build not to destroy" -Yogi Tea
Proper nutrients provide balance and better quality of life. It helps us move better, sleep better, think better, and breathe better. Six essential nutrients provide us with energy that improves our performance, protect and repair the body (internally), fights infections, helps with body development, and flush waste. The following are carbohydrates, fat, protein, minerals, vitamins, and water (will discuss later on).
These nutrients are fit into two nutrient categories: macronutrients (carbs, fat, and protein) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals).
Carbohydrates (Carbs) are our primary source of energy. It metabolizes faster than fats and contains 4grams per calorie.
Carbs help us with our daily performance, whether cleaning the home, walking, working out (muscle fuel), taking a flight of stairs, or taking groceries in the house; carbs are the immediate energy that allows us to be excellent in our movement. Although we can survive without carbs, they are great for our daily activities.
Fats are our main source of energy. It's the energy that sustains life, protects the organs, and absorbs vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Fat can also be used as energy for performance (when converted into glucose), but its primary role is to keep us steady. Fat is one of the nutrients that many depend on for survival. Fat is good for the body, but there are types of fats that cause unwelcome diseases.
Protein doesn't only build and repair muscles, but our white blood cells use protein to fight against infections and diseases.
Protein isn't a part of a high number in our daily intake percentage but does play a vital role in keeping our bodies safe. Even though protein can help build and retain muscle hypotrophy (increase in muscle), it also repairs torn muscles after an intense workout or injured/pulled muscles. It's best to intake protein throughout the day then consume large amounts of it after a workout.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Vitamins and Minerals are our mico nutrients that play numerous roles in the human body. These micronutrients are found in our macronutrients. Our bodies don't make minerals, but it functions and builds it (body). Vitamins consist of water or fat-soluble. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water, and fat-soluble vitamins dissolve in fat. Both Vitamins and Minerals are needed for body development, growth, healing, use of energy for cellular damage. So please don't take your micronutrients but eat them.
Without proper levels of micronutrients, the body will lack the ability to maintain the metabolic processes required to produce energy. - AFAA Nutrition Coach
All in all, the nutrients we consume are not just for us to lose weight and look great but to allow the body to do what it's supposed to do. If we starve our bodies of the needed nutrients, we'll experience a massive decline in our health and a high hospital bill. We encourage you to continue to learn more about these essential nutrients and the foods that contain them.
To learn more about:
Carbs, types, and purposes visit the blog "Carbohydrates: Are they Good or Bad?"
More about Fat? : Visit Blog " Say it with me ... Fat is Good!"
Cellular Feeding? Visit blog: Feed your cells... you won't regret it.