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What Are Macronutrients and Why Do They Matter?

What Are Macronutrients and Why Do They Matter?

Are you wondering what exactly are macronutrients? We break down the three essential nutrients.

Macronutrients consist of three food groups that are essential to your diet, which include: carbohydrates, fats, and protein. By focusing on incorporating these three critical macronutrients into your daily meals, you will be able to boost energy and maintain weight. So, let’s dive deeper into the benefits associated with each macronutrient.

First off, we have carbohydrates. You may fit into one of the two categories: you love and need carbohydrates OR you fear carbohydrates. But, let’s get one thing straight—carbohydrates are your friends when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, and should not be feared. Carbohydrates are the body’s primary source of fuel. This is important because you need energy to survive and get through those long, tiresome days filled with tasks assigned to you. In fact, research shows that the general healthy population needs 45-65% of your daily caloric intake to come from carbohydrates.

Second, we have fats. “But aren’t fats bad for you?” The simple answer to that question is no. Healthy fats should be integrated into one’s diet. However, saturated, trans, and processed sources of fats should be avoided or limited in very small portions. The intake of healthy, unsaturated fats is important in order to obtain 20-35% of our daily energy requirement. Avocados, olive oil, nuts, and seeds are all sources of healthy fats that play a beneficial role in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. OWYN’s Protein Shakes contain 7g of healthy fats, which is equivalent to a serving of avocado. 

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Protein Shakes

20g of plant protein with allergen-friendly ingredients, low sugar, a multi-source plant protein blend, superfood greens, and vegan omega-3s. Rich & decadent in flavor, ideal for on-the-go.

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Last but not least, we have protein. Proteins matter because they play a significant role in maintaining normal bodily functions, such as digestion, hormone regulation, growth and development, and more. Protein fuels our bodies, keeps us full longer, helps maintain a healthy weight, and builds lean muscle. The energy we get from protein is an important component in living a healthy lifestyle. We should aim for 10-35% of our daily calories to come from protein depending on your health needs. There are plant based and animal based protein sources. Plant based sources include foods such as nuts, seeds, soy, grains, and legumes, while animal protein includes meat, dairy, eggs, fish, and chicken. OWYN’s High Protein Shakes are a great plant based protein option because they contain 35g of protein made from peas, pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds.

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Pro Elite High Protein Shakes

Packed with high plant protein, prebiotics and Omega-3 ALA. Zero sugar & net carbs. Build lean muscle and optimize performance. Perfect for Keto.

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All in all, macronutrients are energy sources that provide you with nutrient-rich food sources that your body needs to function properly and play a beneficial role in day-to-day activities.

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Understanding the MTHFR Gene Mutation: Importance and Dietary Modifications
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Understanding the MTHFR Gene Mutation: Importance and Dietary Modifications

In recent years, the spotlight has been on genetics and its role in shaping our health outcomes. One such gene that has gained attention is the MTHFR gene, and its associated mutation. OWYN Registered Dietitian breaks down the MTHFR gene mutation, its potential impact on health, and how dietary modifications can benefit methyl uptake.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Protein Cookie Dough
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Dark Chocolate Cherry Protein Cookie Dough

Craving something sweet? Treat yourself to Chocolate Cherry Protein Cookie Dough. The perfect treat for a post-workout snack or a quick pick-me-up during a busy day.

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Cinnamon Roll Protein Pancakes

Kickstart your day with Cinnamon Swirl Protein Pancakes. This breakfast option is perfect for hitting your macros while indulging in something sweet. Make in bulk, freeze and microwave when ready for a quick & easy meal prep hack.