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Why do we need macronutrients?

In the fitness industry and on social media you hear a lot about ‘macros’ and how much we should eat of them. But what do people mean when they talk about these macros? What are the functions of these nutrients? And how much should we eat of them?

First it’s important to know that there are 6 classes of nutrients in our nutrition. These six classes of nutrients are:

  • Carbohydrates

  • Fats

  • Protein

  • Vitamins

  • Minerals

  • Water