What are macronutrients?
Carbs, fats, and proteins are the nutrients—or macronutrients—your body needs in large amounts for energy. Macronutrients are essential to everyday fueling at work, at home, and during training. You might need different amounts of macronutrients depending on your age, activity, fitness and weight goals, lifestyle, and health. The right mix of carbs, fats, and protein can help optimize your performance, readiness, and well-being.
Where are macronutrients found?
Some foods and drinks contain one macronutrient while others contain 2 or even all 3 macronutrients. Examples of common foods and the macronutrient(s) they contain are listed below. In general, fill ¾ of your plate with carbs and ¼ of your plate with protein. Make sure to include fats for a well-balanced meal or snack too.