Major Food Categories:
The first step in improving your diet is to learn how to replace low quality processed food with high value fresh food in its natural form. Here we explore the major food categories that constitute our diet and learn about their biology, role in our health and digestive system, and how you can eat delicious food in its natural form. So lets get started:
Food is divided into Macro and Micro nutrients.
Macronutrients are those foods that provide us with the calories we need. The major Macronutrients are:
Micronutrients, on the other hand, are trace elements that we need for proper body function. We only need a very small amount per day which we can all get through eating healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables. Micronutrients do not provide us with any meaningful calories. These include vitamins and minerals.
Tip: if you eat a healthy diet, you will get all the micronutrients you need, and unless prescribed or suggested by your doctor for a specific medical condition, over the counter vitamins are not needed and can be very costly and sometimes even harmful.