This infographic was created by My Fitness Pal to provide some basic information about nutrition. The infographic explains what calories are, as well as how they are provided through three distinct types of macronutrients — carbohydrates, fat and protein. It also details how calories are used, and how many are recommended from each macronutrient group for a balanced diet. The infographic also provides more in-depth information about each of the aforementioned macronutrients—fat, carbs and protein—and how they function in the body. In addition, it outlines the types, functions and sources of various vitamins and minerals—also known as micronutrients.
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