Macros Explained For Beginners

With a plethora of information circulating the internet these days, deciding on what is useful for health or what is not becomes very challenging. But don’t worry you are not alone in your fitness journey. If you have just step-in to achieve fitness goals, then knowing about Marcos is very much essential.

Yes, this is the most ignorant term in the health and fitness field and probably be the most important one to track and work on. So, today in this article, we are going to address what macros are and why these play an essential role in a successful fitness journey. Let’s get started!

What are Macros?

Well, Macros, in other words, macro-nutrients are the most essential and key nutrients found in foods that you need to consume on a regular basis. These nutrients are necessary to consume because it helps your body to perform as it was meant to.

As the name is showing “Macro” means large, so it is apparent that these nutrients are needed in large quantities. For better understanding, these macros are divided into 3 major units that help in providing energy to your body. These units are:

  • Protein
  • Carbohydrates
  • Dietary Fats

All these nutrients provide only a specific amount of calories to your body:

  • Protein meant to provide 4 calories/g
  • Carbohydrates provide 4 calories/g
  • Dietary fats offer 9 calories/g

So, this is the definition of the macros, let’s find out what different processes macro-nutrients affect in our body. Macros are essential for:

  • Proper Hormonal Production
  • Cellular structure and functioning
  • Health immune system
  • Better body composition
  • Improving ability to digest food as well as absorb nutrients
  • Proper metabolic functioning and the list goes on!

Why Protein?

Protein is one of the most potent components of body cells. It is essential for the generation and repair of tissues. It is also essential to make enzymes, hormones and other chemicals.

Why Carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are mandatory to keep the sugar level and energy level moderate. You can get them from different food to keep your body fuel up.

Why Fats?

Fats are called triglycerides are an ester of three fatty acid chains as well as alcohol glycerol. It keeps our body temperature maintain and provide energy to it.

Why Are Macros Essential For Your Fitness?

Macros nutrients are essential for your fitness. Most of the time people ignore macros and continue counting calories, which is a wrong approach toward fitness. Macros are of same importance just like calories, so it is always recommended to focus on consuming such foods which enrich macros.

  • Providing energy:

Macros are essential because it is helpful in growth, energy provision and maintain other body functions.  Our body always needs the power to enable tissues growth and at the same time to repair them. Similarly, it is essential to maintain body temperature and fuel other body functions. So, for all this, energy is vital and to get it when need to consume foods rich in carbohydrates, fats, and protein.

  • Maintain Body Functioning:

Our brain, heart, lungs, liver and other organisms require energy to work correctly. Macros nutrients are the one that helps our body to keep every functioning on a lane. If you want to keep yourself physically and mentally fit, then keep tracking macros can assist you in a long way.

So, when you are going to track your macros intake?

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