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Plant-Based Sources of Essential MacroNutrients

Basic human nutrition is comprised of building blocks referred to as macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients include the nutrients the human body requires in large amounts. Micronutrients include the nutrients the human body requires in relatively small amounts. The five basic macronutrients are sugar (aka carbohydrate), fat, protein, water, and fiber. These five ingredients make up the bulk of the food we consume and are each essential in varying amounts for healthy growth and body functioning. A lack of basic…
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