Balancing Your Macro-nutrients

It is important not to exclude any one macro-nutrient from your diet. The three main macro-nutrients include: fats, carbohydrates and protein. Each one plays a very important role in your overall health. The key is to make sure you’re getting the healthy types of each type. Your fats should consist of mono- and polyunsaturated fats (i.e. nuts, avocados, fish and olives); be sure to limit saturated fats and exclude Trans fats completely. You want your carbohydrates to come primarily from fruits and vegetables. If you have any grain carbohydrates make sure they are complex (i.e. oatmeal, brown rice, or wheat bread) vs. simple (i.e. white rice, white pasta, or white bread). And finally make sure the proteins you take in are lean. Try to limit high fat proteins such as sausage, red meat or any fried proteins. At the end of each day you should have a good balance of each type of macro-nutrient in your diet.

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