Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates sit under macronutrients and provide the body with energy; the amount of energy released in the body depends on the type of carbohydrates that are consumed. There are two types of carbohydrates: starch and sugar.  Starch carbohydrates release energy slowly throughout the day and are the better type of carbohydrates for the body.  Sugar carbohydrates … Continue reading Carbohydrates

Nutrients

There are 5 main nutrients that are essential for our body and that must be consumed in our daily diet.  These nutrients can be split into two subcategories: macronutrients and micronutrients.  Macronutrients are built up of the energy-giving caloric components that we are most familiar with: carbohydrates, proteins and fats.  Micronutrients are only required in … Continue reading Nutrients