American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An element, such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, or nitrogen, required in large proportion for the normal growth and development of a plant.
- n. Any of the elements required in large amounts by all living things.
“And I stuck to a specific macronutrient profile every day.”
“Digestion is a process specific to each macronutrient.”
“Protein is a macronutrient that is an important building block for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood along with providing support healthy hormone function.”
“Considered a macronutrient, proteins, along with carbohydrates and fats, are a core part of our daily intake.”
“But as more genes are identified and understood in relation to obesity, it is becoming clear that not everyone processes food in the same wayâso one individual may need more or less of a given macronutrient than another person.”
“A few foods contain a single macronutrient, such as sugar (all carbohydrate) and olive oil (all fat).”
“Carbohydrate: A macronutrient from plants and some other foods broken down by digestion into simple sugars such as glucose to provide a source of energy.”
“When eaten in large amounts, which macronutrient raises your blood levels of saturated fats and triglycerides: protein, fat, or carbohydrate?”
“The traditional diet was looking very much like a modern-day lowcarb diet in terms of its macronutrient content.”
“Although most spirits contain no carbs, your body will metabolize alcohol before fat in this respect, alcohol is a macronutrient, so drinking slows down fat burning and may slow your weight loss.”
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