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What are macros in our diet ?


They tell you about your ‘Macros’ Macronutrients!

Total calories, amounts of Fats (esp saturated), Protein and Carbohydrates.
For adults- fats from our diet should be somewhere between 20-25% of calories for the day. Try to consume less than 10% of calories from saturated fatty acids, by replacing them with polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Carbohydrates 45-65 % of total calories consumed.
Protein 10-35 % of total calorie intake.
Fibre 14gm per 1000 calories. 

SOURCE: Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Carbohydrates (Look at of which sugars- gives an idea of equivalent sugars, usually divide by three to get spoonfuls of sugar) 
Fats – SATURATED FATS ( ideally only 10% of of daily fats comes from this) 

Source FSAI

Look out for Supplementary
Information on Labels !

They will tell you if and how much there is Polyunsaturated fats (good) and Fibre in the product ! 

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