Confused about which nutrient to focus on when reading a nutrition label? Should you choose low carb? Low fat? High protein? Here’s a simple primer to help you.
Calories are good for us — yes, really!
While lights run on electricity and cars run mostly on gasoline, realize that the human body also needs fuel to stay alive and to function at our best. We get the fuel we need from food and drinks that contain calories. In fact, calories are simply a measurement of energy or fuel. There are only three nutrients that contain calories (proteins, carbohydrates and fats). These are referred to as “macronutrients” — the subject of this column.
Read the rest of Dr. Jo’s full article published in Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine.