The word nutrition is associated with the whole process of taking food into our body and absorbing the nutrients by which those foods are composed.
This essay with describe the main groups of food involved in nutritions, the
importance they have in our daily diet and the risky diseases that come from
poor nutrition.

Nutrients are divided
into seven classes which are: carbohydrates, fats, fiber, minerals, proteins,
vitamins, and water. They can be further separated in two groups:
macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients are nutrients we need in
relatively large quantities and they are composed of carbohydrates, proteins
and fats, consumption of which provides energy for the body. They also include
fiber and water which do not provide energy but are as important as the other
macronutrients, because fibers reduce the risk of heart diseases and water is
vital for many processes of the human body. Micronutrients, on the other side are
required in smaller quantities and they are composed of minerals and vitamins.
All this nutrients must be in a balance for the body to function properly. But
why are they so important?

These seven nutrients
have an enormous impact on our daily diet and health issues. Carbohydrates provide
energy for the body and that way our metabolism can perform reactions and regain stability. They
are needed for physical activity, brain and organs function,
for intestinal health and waste elimination. Proteins are vital in the maintenance of
body tissue, hair, skin, eyes, muscles and organs which are all made of this
nutrition. Fat maintains
your body temperature, provides energy and absorbed vitamins. Also good fats
protect the heart and keep the body healthy. Fiber
is important to digestion, heart’s
health, blood sugar regulation, cancer
prevention, cholesterol maintenance, weight management. Vitamins are
another nutrient needed. These organic compounds are essential for normal
growth and are necessary for our diet because they cannot be synthesized by the
body.

 

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