The only secret to food combination is a balance of protein, carbs and fat – they all play a key role in our health.
Most of us have a general idea of what protein, carbs, and fat are (and if you don’t, you should click on the links at the top!). The tricky part is the concept of a balanced meal.
In today’s article, I aim to answer these questions: what does a balanced meal look like? Where do you start when you have to make one? Is there an easy way to do it, or is the art of balanced meals the privilege of those who have enough time to prepare gourmet recipes and enough money to buy organic food?
The history of modern nutritionism has been a history of macronutrients at war: protein against carbs; carbs against proteins, and then fats; fats against carbs.
Useful Links: Part 1 | Part 3
What Are Carbs?
No, the answer isn’t, “the enemy”. Carbohydrates are the main supply of readily available energy for our bodies. In particular, our brain can’t function without them. They come in two forms: sugary carbs and starchy carbs.
You’ve got to see what you put into your body, not just care about the outside of your body.
What is Protein?
Along with carbohydrates and fat, protein is one of the three macronutrients we need to obtain from our diet. “Macro” means big, indicating that protein, carbs, and fat are present in the food we consume in higher quantities than micronutrients like vitamins and minerals. We also need higher amounts of macro- than micronutrients for optimal health.
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