Medicine and Heath Podcast

September 2017 Focus: Diet and Nutrition
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31 Oct 2017

What is a micronutrient and what is a macronutrient and why should I care?

Originally aired on 09-07-2017

 

Questions from listeners regarding why my doctor talks about “balancing my macronutrients”, what difference would that make anyway?  What are the types of food in a “macro” category?  Are any really better than another or can I just eat anything?  So what is a micronutrient?  Where do they come from?  Do I need to supplement my diet?

Some good top-down information: https://mynutrition.wsu.edu/nutrition-basics/

A good macro calculator http://macronutrientcalculator.com/

Trans fats http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20533295,00.html#trans-fat-is-dangerous-0

Glycemic index https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/glycemic-index-and-glycemic-load-for-100-foods

 

 

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