Protein – The Basics

What is protein? Protein is one of the three main macronutrients your body needs for proper function. It is vital to your body’s tissue and organ structure, function, and regulation and overall cell health. It is a large, complex molecule made up of a string of hundreds to thousands of smaller units called amino acids.The actual sequence in which the amino acids combine is […]

What is a kcal?

There is understandably some confusion around the term calorie. A calorie is a very small unit of energy. It is the approximate amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 g of water by 1 degree Celsius. A kilocalorie (kcal) is equal to 1,000 calories. It is the approximate amount of energy needed […]

Nutrients – The Basics

Nutrients are substrates that we need in order for our body to function properly, helping regulate our metabolism and growth. Macronutrienets are nutrients that give us energy. They are our fuel. They are called MACROnutrients because we need them in large quantities — they are the big three! That makes sense, of course, because we […]