Counting macronutrients means having the freedom and flexibility to eat the food that you love. Getting caught up in the magic of fitting your favorite foods into your daily routine means we often forget about the importance of micronutrients.
On Sunday John ate the exact same macros, but got them from more leafy greens and some healthy fats. After that he felt a million dollars and trained really well!’
You’ve probably experienced this yourself. So if you’re hitting your macros every day why does it seem to matter where they’re coming from?
Micronutrients. Micronutrients, micros for short, are the essential vitamins and minerals required for the growth and development of your body. Don’t let the name ‘micro’ fool you, as they play just as big a role as macros.
Macros and micros perform equally important functions for the body. Think of micros as the salt and pepper to your cheese and tomato sandwich. Without salt, your sandwich isn’t as good and satisfying as it should be. Something crucial is missing. The same goes for micros and your body.
Ok - there are SO MANY micronutrients! How in the world are you ever going to ensure you’re ingesting all of them?
It would take you all day to analyze the exact micronutrient content of your food and we don’t recommend doing that.
Here are 4 tips to ensure you’re getting a well-rounded dose of all of your micronutrients:
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