Question: Which is the most important nutrient for active men: carbohydrates, fats or proteins?
Answer: Carbohydrates, fats and proteins are all important for active men. In general, the more calories we burn the more calories we need. Athletes, for example, should consume the same proportions of carbohydrate, fat and protein; they just need more calories. What's important if we are going to consume more calories from food, from these food groups that we eat a healthy diet as well. A plant-based diet that contributes to carbohydrate, fat and protein is the healthiest way to eat for activity.