Why is it important to eat a daily cariety of fruits and veggies? Short answer: Because they give us micronutrients. According to the CDC, about 1 in 10 American adults eat an adequate amount of fruit and vegetables a day.
And it's no surprise-- there are about 15 micronutrients that are classified as nutritionally essential. Sometimes we get so focused on hitting our macronutrient goals we forget to add daily variety to our diet. For that reason, it is important to eat a daily variety of foods - especially fruits and vegetables. Two food groups that we often forget and/or rarely vary.
“Macros” is the abbreviated term for Macronutrients. They are the main nutrients that we need the most in order to survive. Despite what certain diets tell you, you do need all three; cutting out any one macronutrient puts you at risk for nutrient deficiencies and illness.
While it may be common knowledge that the three Macronutrient categories include proteins, carbs, and fats, it may be less obvious how much an individual should be consuming? Keep reading to find out!
When you think of the word probiotic what comes to mind?
In our bodies there are both good and bad types of bacteria, most of which reside in your gut. Probiotics are those good guys that actually come with a lot of health benefits when eaten. They are microorganisms that can be found living inside your gut from consuming fermented foods such as yogurt and kimchi or by taking a probiotic supplement.