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Nutrition is the science that interprets the nutrients and other substances in food in relation to the maintenance, growth, reproduction, health, and disease of an organism. It includes ingestion, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism, and excretion.

The diet of an organism is what it eats, which is largely determined by the availability and palatability of foods. For humans, a healthy diet includes the preparation of food and storage methods that preserve nutrients from oxidation, heat, or leaching, and that reduces the risk of foodborne illnesses. The seven major classes of human nutrients are carbohydrates, fats, fiber, minerals, proteins, vitamins, and water. Nutrients can be grouped as either macronutrients or micronutrients (needed in small quantities).

In humans, an unhealthy diet can cause deficiency-related diseases such as blindness, anemia, scurvy, preterm birth, stillbirth, and cretinism, or nutrient excess health-threatening conditions such as obesity and metabolic syndrome; and such common chronic systemic diseases as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

Undernutrition can lead to wasting in acute cases, and the stunting of marasmus in chronic cases of malnutrition.

Macro Split

Macros are shorthand for macronutrients – the three components of all foods. Macronutrients are protein, dietary fats, and carbohydrates.

Gaining or losing weight fundamentally comes down to energy balance. Consistently take in more calories than you expend, and you are in a calorie excess = weight gain. Take in fewer calories than you expend, and you are in a calorie deficit. Do this for long enough = weight loss.

The Tasteli App takes care of your diet. The idea of Tasteli app came to life in the livingroom of mine in Sweden and was later developed by a team in Denmark.

I (Linn) was frustrated of the lack of time on my hands. I could not provide customized diet schedule for each of my clients because of the 24h per day just was not enough, and that’s when Tasteli app started. I wanted to create something especially for females that let them be guided in this jungle.