Macro-Nutrients Calculator - A Fitness Gain or Loss Weight Calculation
An online macronutrients calculation helps you to maintain a healthy body.
Macronutrients Vs Micronutrients
Based on the amount of the nutrients that each person needs to consume on a daily basis.
These nutrients are categorised into two groups.
Macronutrients, which should be consumed in fairly large amounts
Micronutrients, which are only required in small amounts.
Carbohydrates are referred to as energy-giving foods.
They provide energy in the form of calories that the body needs to be able to work, and to support other functions.
Carbohydrates are needed in large amounts by the body.
Indeed, up to 65% of our energy comes from carbohydrates.
Proteins are needed in our diets for growthand to improve immune functions.
They also play an vital role in making essential hormones and enzymes, in tissue repair, preserving lean muscle mass, and supplying energy in times when carbohydrates are not available.
About 10 to 35% of calories should come from protein.
Fats are concentrated sources of energy and so are important nutrients for young children who need a lot of energy-rich food.
Fat is found in meat, chicken, milk products, butters, creams, avocado, cooking oils and fats, cheese, fish and ground nuts.
Above image shows a food pyramid. It helps us identify the food groups people should combine in order to make a balanced diet. The food groups at the top of the pyramid should be eaten in moderation (small amount) but food groups at the bottom of the pyramid should be eaten in larger amounts.