Nutrition Basics

Start your health and weight loss journey off by understanding the fundamentals of nutrition, from macronutrients (think: protein, fat, and carbs) to micronutrients, sugar, fiber, and more.

Nutrition Basics

Start your health and weight loss journey off by understanding the fundamentals of nutrition, from macronutrients (think: protein, fat, and carbs) to micronutrients, sugar, fiber, and more.

Here's your guide for steering clear of nutrition inaccuracies online.
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Here's your guide for steering clear of nutrition inaccuracies online.
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We spoke with dietitian Joanna Gregg to get her expert opinion on whether or
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Compare tempeh vs. tofu vs. seitan in terms of how they are made and
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Sustainable eating has a lot of benefits — for yourself and the environment —
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Over the last few years, apple cider vinegar has blossomed into a trendy weight
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Outside of the dance clubs and music festivals, Steve Aoki is also focused on
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Find out the secret behind ultra-processed foods and why they are not all bad
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If you’re wondering, “Why am I always hungry and tired?” address the root of
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Discover a few of the healthiest coffee creamers by category based on experts. Learn
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What you eat (and when) can impact your energy levels. MyFitnessPal’s registered dietitian offers
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Compare macronutrients vs. micronutrients by understanding how they're measured, their function in your body,
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Get a personalized recommendation with our free macro calculator. Determine your ideal macronutrient ratios
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Unlock the health benefits of macronutrients and learn which food sources provide them, how
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Here's your guide for steering clear of nutrition inaccuracies online.
4 minute read
We spoke with dietitian Joanna Gregg to get her expert opinion on whether or
6 minute read
Compare tempeh vs. tofu vs. seitan in terms of how they are made and
8 minute read
Sustainable eating has a lot of benefits — for yourself and the environment —
4 minute read
Over the last few years, apple cider vinegar has blossomed into a trendy weight
5 minute read
Outside of the dance clubs and music festivals, Steve Aoki is also focused on
6 minute read
Find out the secret behind ultra-processed foods and why they are not all bad
7 minute read
If you’re wondering, “Why am I always hungry and tired?” address the root of
5 minute read
Discover a few of the healthiest coffee creamers by category based on experts. Learn
4 minute read
What you eat (and when) can impact your energy levels. MyFitnessPal’s registered dietitian offers
8 minute read
Compare macronutrients vs. micronutrients by understanding how they're measured, their function in your body,
1 minute read
Get a personalized recommendation with our free macro calculator. Determine your ideal macronutrient ratios
9 minute read
Unlock the health benefits of macronutrients and learn which food sources provide them, how
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Many TikTokers tout the benefits of colostrum supplements—but does it really work? We talked
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Complete our short questionnaire to assess your typical food choices and unlock an estimated
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MyFitnessPal surveyed adults between the ages of 18 and 59 and discovered some interesting
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Test your knowledge with our nine-question sugar quiz and learn about what popular foods
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A video showing what’s become known as the skin pinch test has gone viral—but
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Discover sugar swaps you should try on your next trip to Costco and how
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Explore the top five Trader Joe's desserts dietitians love, plus nutritional facts and why
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Before you go raiding the Asian aisle at the nearest grocery store, read this
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Learn how to improve heart health with a list of 29 simple things you
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Everyone's talking about "aging like milk". Does diet play a role? We talked to
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Learn how achieving an optimal weight can help improve holistic well-being, including your physical,
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Get ready to raise your glasses to the six latest studies that highlight what
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andLooking for dietitian-approved mocktail and non-alcoholic drinks? With wellness in the spotlight, the demand

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It’s no secret that Americans love potatoes. Mashed, baked, fried — we eat them

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Mocktails, which are non-alcoholic alternatives to cocktails, have gained popularity as a refreshing and

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Shameika grew up valuing food as a means of connection and celebration, but her
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According to a recent MyFitnessPal survey, 60% of people don’t believe they get good

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