So readers… you are here… Sorry for the nutrition biology lesson, but this is VERY IMPORTANT!!!
The body is made up of several types of nutrients which are needed to sustain life.
Macronutrients and Micronutrients
Macronutrients are nutrients which the body needs in a large quantity. They are:
Carbohydrates (Fiber, Sugars and Starches)
Proteins (Amino Acids – there are 20 essential amino acids. They are ALL important and there is NO SUCH THING as a good or bad amino acid)
Micronutrients are nutrients which the body needs in a smaller quantity. Don’t be fooled, there are some vitamins and minerals that are needed in more abundance than others, but they are all classified as micronutrients. They are:
Minerals (Major and Minor – all found in the periodic table and most interact with vitamins)
Vitamins (Water Soluble and Fat Soluble)
There are a ton of informative and interactive websites out there that explain how the labels on food work and the best way in which to read the label.