Q&A Series: The Power of Balanced Nutrition: Understanding Macronutrients and Micronutrients

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Welcome to Episode 5 of our Q&A series, where we explore the power of balanced nutrition with Julie Negron, RD. In this episode, we dive into the world of macronutrients and micronutrients, and how they play a crucial role in maintaining a healthy and balanced diet. Julie Negron, RD is a registered dietitian with over 30 years of experience helping clients achieve their health goals through personalized nutrition plans. With her expertise, we explore the importance of understanding macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, as well as micronutrients like vitamins and minerals. We'll also discuss how to identify nutrient deficiencies and the impact they can have on our health. Whether you're an athlete looking to optimize performance or someone simply looking to improve their overall health, this episode has something for everyone. So, join us as we explore the power of balanced nutrition with Julie Negron, RD. Don't forget to like, subscribe, and share with your friends and family. Let's start the conversation on how we can all achieve our health goals through a well-balanced diet.

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Chapters:
[00:03:22]
 Julie Negron, RD relates to navigating food restrictions and restaurants, announces a weekly podcast, and answers a listener's question about the best probiotic for SIBO.
[00:09:46] To diagnose vitamin B deficiency and SIBO, see a GI doctor and registered dietitian. Follow your doctor's SIBO protocol, but consider seeking further care. Get a quick gut health assessment at Casadesante.com.
[00:26:20] Food provides vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients, which must be balanced for health and fitness, with a general macronutrient breakdown of 50% carbohydrates, 25% healthy fat, and 25% protein. Nutrient-dense foods from different food groups should be consumed in each meal.
[00:28:47] Choose nutrient-dense foods; avoid empty calorie foods like chips and cookies. Common misconceptions about nutrition and macronutrients. Diet shouldn't be restrictive.
[00:30:55] Misconceptions about nutrition lead to deprivation, misinformation, and confusion, especially regarding diets and weight loss, but registered dietitians stay updated on changing science and research to combat this.
[00:37:48] A balanced diet is crucial, as an excess or shortage of macronutrients and micronutrients can cause health issues such as obesity, heart diseases, diabetes, and deficiencies, leading to low energy, headaches, dizziness, and mental fog.
[00:41:12] The text discusses health risks associated with micronutrient deficiencies and the precautions to take when using nutritional supplements. Professional advice is recommended as too much or too little of certain nutrients can upset the balance in the body.
[00:43:10] Be cautious with nutrition supplements and avoid mega doses of vitamins and minerals. A multivitamin and mineral may be beneficial to cover dietary gaps.
[00:54:54] Maintaining a balanced diet and active lifestyle are crucial for overall long-term health and disease prevention. Our food choices and eating patterns heavily influence our nutrition and health outcomes.
[00:57:25] The importance of balanced nutrition, macronutrients, micronutrients, and adjusting diets when necessary for deficiencies or illnesses. Casadesante.com offers meal plans, low FODMAP food products, and professional help from registered dietitians and GI clinicians.

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