Top 10 Macronutrient Foods

Macronutrients are the three broad categories of nutrition that make up your body’s primary energy source: carbohydrates, proteins and fat. The bulk of your energy comes from carbohydrates and then proteins and then fats. Depending on your activity level, your body requires more carbohydrates if you are an athlete or active than if you live a sedentary lifestyle. Whatever your activity level, it is important to choose healthy foods in every category. To help guide you, here are the top 10 macronutrient foods for all categories:

  1. (carbohydrates) whole grains
  2. (carbohydrates) fruits
  3. (carbohydrates) vegetables
  4. (carbohydrates) low-fat dairy
  5. (protein) meat, fish
  6. (protein) dairy
  7. (protein) legumes
  8. (protein) eggs
  9. (fat) vegetable oils
  10. (fat) nuts, seeds

Although many of these categories crossover, they are the healthiest choices for each type of macronutrient required to help your body function.

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