While macronutrients supply us with the necessary calories (energy) to move and function on a daily basis, micronutrients are the “spark plugs” 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.
We’ve all been there – 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, there’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, doesn’t it? Calories are supposed to give us energy, so how can they be empty? Well, an empty calorie does actually supply energy, but it’s not nutritionally balanced. If you’re trying to maintain or lose weight, it’s better to keep foods that contain empty calories to a minimum.