Macro nutrition over calories
We’re big fans of numbers when it comes to eating well – but these are not the numbers you may be thinking of. Calories don’t tell us about the value of a meal, only the energy it provides.
More importantly, we look at macro nutrients: how much protein, fat and carbohydrates (sugar and fibre) it has. Ideally, we want 50% to come from protein, 30 to 35% from carbohydrates (mostly in the form of fibre) and 10 to 15% from fat. These numbers tell a more accurate story of whether meal is just ‘empty calories’ that result in fat storage and health risks or if it helps to raise our metabolism, give us energy and the ability to build cells, protect the brain and offset disease.
Moral of the story: It’s the quality of what you eat that matters.