When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s important to watch your macros and calorie intake for optimum weight loss. Micronutrients are also important in our overall wellbeing.
Macros or Macronutrients are the major substances that our bodies need for growth and energy. These are the “glow, grow and go” food that we studied in elementary. In a Ketogenic diet, we need 70% Fat (Go Food) as energy, 25% Protein (Grow Food) to build muscles and 5% Carbohydrates (Glow Food) in small quantities for fiber and micronutrients.
Micronutrients, on the other hand, are your vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Folic, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, among others. Micronutrients are important so that our bodies can function well and prevent diseases. We need to make sure that we get our micronutrient requirements either in the food we eat or from vitamin supplements. Note that taking vitamin supplements is not just for Keto dieters but for everyone.
Make sure that you get:
3,000 to 5,000 mg of sodium every day
4,500 mg of potassium every day
500 mg of magnesium a day
By staying on top of your electrolytes, you can stave off Keto Flu or Electrolyte imbalance.
Gustin, Anthony. “Keto Micronutrients: How to Avoid Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies On a Ketogenic Diet.” Perfect Keto Exogenous Ketones. N.p., 14 Dec. 2018. Web. 20 Dec. 2018.
“Micronutrients.” World Health Organization, World Health Organization, 28 Jan. 2015, www.who.int/nutrition/topics/micronutrients/en/
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