All food consist of three components that provide calories: proteins, carbohydrates and fats. The term for these three major food components is “Marconutrient.” All Marconutrients provide calories – the energy that powers your bodies metabolism.
- Protein – 4 kcals per gram of Protein
- Carbohydrates – 4 kcals per gram of Carbohydrates
- Fats – 9 kcals per gram of Fat