Every food we eat has a different ratio of macronutrients within it, and we refer to a particular food type by the dominant macronutrient within it. For example we call butter fat, rice carbs, and chicken protein. The ration of these macros, along with the other micronutrients within these foods are the determining factors behind how healthy these foods are. Many people are now becoming more aware of the micronutrients in which they are deficient in, such as potassium for muscle cramps, zinc for improved immunity and vitamin D for improved bone health to name a few. It is great that more people are becoming aware of how these micronutrient deficiencies can affect their health, however we seem to be neglecting how important macronutrients are to our health. No one likes counting calories or keeping a food dairy, but both of these can help you get a better picture of what your diet really consists of.