While macronutrients supply us with the necessary calories (energy) to move and function on a daily basis, micronutrients are the â€œspark plugsâ€ that literally turn on the ignition, helping the body to effectively and efficiently utilise calories, and driving the many biochemical reactions that occur in our cells.
Weâ€™ve all been there â€“ that low grumble that happens between meal times that makes us realise that we could do with a snack. Depending on what we have nearest to us, thereâ€™s always the risk of grabbing a pastry, packet of crisps or chocolate which are often unhealthy options. Instead, you can prevent those snack attacks by eating foods that keep you fuller for longer!
Seems like a bit of a contradiction, doesnâ€™t it? Calories are supposed to give us energy, so how can they be empty? Well, an empty calorie does actually supply energy, but itâ€™s not nutritionally balanced. If youâ€™re trying to maintain or lose weight, itâ€™s better to keep foods that contain empty calories to a minimum.