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Micro vs Macro nutrients


🤩Micronutrients🤩: Body requires in smaller amounts.


Vitamins: supports cellular function, development and growth function as antioxidants; help in absorption of other nutrients.


Water soluble vitamins: vitamin C and Vitamin B family


Fat soluble vitamins: A, D, E and K


Minerals: support bone, muscular, cardiovascular and nervous system functions, produce enzymes and hormones.


Common minerals: calcium, chloride, iodine, iron, copper, fluoride, magnesium, zinc, sulfur, sodium, potassium and manganese.


Photochemical/phytonutrients: help prevent in chronic diseases. Some of tha cations are anti inflammatory, anti microbial and antioxidant effects. Carotenoids, Glucosinolates, phytoestrogens, and phenolics.


🤩Macronutrients🤩: requires relatively large amounts of Carbohydrates, proteins and lipids.


Carbohydrates: provides energy, digestive health and immune function. Provides 4Kcal per one gram of carbohydrates.


Lipids(fats): support's cellular function, structure temperature and stores energy in body. Provides 9Kcal per 1 gram of fat.


Proteins: regulate cellular processes, supports mechanical and structural function. Also provides energy. Provides 4Kcal per 1 gram of protein.



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