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Nutrients

Nutrients

Nutrients are the chemical compounds that are important for growing. The food nutrients that we eat are not just for meeting our hunger needs, it acts as a fuel. This fuel is enriched with vital nutrients; and each of these nutrients has a specialized purpose to fulfill for our body’s health and nourishment needs.

The lists of nutrients for your body are water, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals, vitamins and fats. These are further divided into two categories; known as the advanced nutrients; Macronutrients and Micronutrients. The micronutrients are minerals and vitamins, the rest are macronutrients; water, carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. You can easily find out what vital nutrients are in what food, and include that food in your diet accordingly. Proteins help in growing and repairing. Carbohydrates are the main energy source. Vitamins give a chemical balance. Minerals complete the body activities. Water regulates temperature and eliminates waste; as 60% of our bodies are made up of water. Fats are of two forms; saturated fats are inducing taste and unsaturated fats are healthier.

In the wide list of nutrients, there also non-nutrients like fiber. Fiber is the best chemical for our digestive system.  All the food nutrients and non-nutrients form teams that work separately or in collaboration so as to giving you a proper balanced diet for your dietary needs. The power and the energy provided by the nutrients can go on for days, but for being enriched with nourishment you have to keep on fueling up regularly. The other advantage of using vital nutrients in your diet is that it helps you in reducing weight, as you are taking in more nutrition as compared to calories.

Every human body requires 27 micro-nutrients; a decrease in the number can be a cause of being over-weighted, as well as for so many other diseases. So, keep the nutrition on the go.

List of all Nutrients Categories

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are a common ...

Dietary Fiber

Dietary Fiber

Dietary Fibers are very ...

Dietary Supplements

Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements are ...

Fats

Fats

Fats consist of a wide group of ...

Minerals

Minerals

Naturally occurring substances ...

Proteins

Proteins

Proteins are biochemical ...

Vitamins

Vitamins

Read all about Vitamins at ...

Water

Water

Water is the key component for ...

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