Energy Pods: Carbohydrates and Fats as Fuel, Protein as a Building Block
Our human body needs a combination of fuel and building blocks to function. Food is made of three major nutrients called 'macronutrients' which consist of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates, and several micronutrients which consist of vitamins and minerals. Carbohydrates are rapid while fats are usually a long-term fuel source for our body. Meanwhile, proteins are the building blocks of our body. Vitamins and minerals, on the other hand, play key roles in the body's day-to-day functions.
When our body is exposed to long periods of exercise or we don't eat for a while, our body switches to using our stored body fat as a fuel source. This is what is known as a "ketogenic state" and over time causes body fat loss. This shows that our body can use both carbohydrates and fats, both from our food and our stored body fat, as energy.
Energy Pods provide a small number of carbohydrates for the body while providing a substantial amount of fats and proteins for fuel, recovery, and building of our body. All the proteins used in Energy Pods contain all essential amino acids which are important for the proper repair and maintenance of our body. In other words, Energy Pods are a complete meal from a nutritional point of view.