Cellulose is a component that is not typically considered a part of a balanced diet. Cellulose is a type of dietary fiber found in the cell walls of plants. While fiber is an essential part of a healthy diet, cellulose specifically is not considered a nutrient that provides energy or contributes to the body's macronutrient needs. It does, however, play a role in maintaining digestive health and regular bowel movements. Carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids (fats) are all macronutrients that are important for providing energy and supporting various functions in the body.