On top of the Macronutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrates) we also consume a range of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) in our diet.
Just as ‘macro’ was given to the term to suggest the majority, ‘micro’ is given to this set of nutrients to suggest a much lower quantity.
To show this, typically the macronutrients are measured in grams, where the micros are measured in milligrams. However, it’s important to note that this is only related to quantity, as the micronutrients are also vital in terms of optimal body composition, health and performance.
Most vitamins and minerals are classified as essential, as the body cannot synthesise them on its own, so they must be obtained from the diet.
Needless to say, despite their name they are vital to life.MICRONUTRIENTS
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