Category Archives: Macronutrients

WHAT IS GLUTEN? CAN YOU BENEFIT FROM A GLUTEN FREE DIET?

Gluten is a name given for a group of proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale which are used to help foods maintain their shape. Some products it can be found in: Bread Pasta Soup Cereal Baked goods Beer Due to recent publicity, often by celebrities it has become a popular fad to follow…
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What are Macronutrients?

Macronutrients are chemical compounds that your body requires in large amounts (in contrast to micronutrients, which are required in small amounts). Macronutrients consist of essential and nonessential nutrients that supply your body with energy. They include carbohydrates, proteins, fats, macrominerals (aka¬†electrolytes) and water. As you can tell, these macronutrients make up the majority of your…
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