Macro bowls are popping up everywhere these days…with new restaurants touting the “build your bowl” method, there’s a sound reason why. Macro bowls stand for “Macronutrient bowls”, the premise of having all 3 macronutrients in your meal or “bowl”.
So what are macronutrients? There are 3 macronutrients our bodies require to live and thrive, found in food:
Our bodies require ALL three. This is why extremely low-carb diets or low-fat diets don’t work…our bodies needs a proper balance of ALL macros, not just mainly one or two! They all provide difference functions to the body and are needed for a variety of reasons to keep your body healthy. For example, carbohydrates are the ONLY fuel source for our brains. Without enough carbs, our brains don’t get the proper nutrition they need, and you will feel run down, unfocused, tired, and unable to work your best at work or school. Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which help raise our blood sugar to provide us energy. (Ever wonder why people who cut carbs are usually on edge, tired, or in bad moods all the time?)