ALL ABOUT NUTRITION
TYPE OF NUTRIENTS
Basically the nutrients can be divided into two major types. They are: Micronutrients and Macronutrients. The macronutrients provide energy and metabolism to the body which is why the body needs it more. The micronutrients are needed only in small amounts by our body.
Carbohydrates: The types of carbohydrates are Sugar, Starch and fiber. The carbohydrates are the much needed nutrients of our body.
Proteins: Organic compound such as amino acids are present in proteins and they are naturally occurring substance.
Fats: Too much of it may lead to obesity, cholesterol and other health issues. But they also have good benefits like lubricating the joints, help organs produce hormones, enables body to absorb certain vitamins
Water: The human body is totally made up of 60% of water. It is recommended to consume 2 liters water per day. Keeping the body hydrated is very much important.
Minerals: The minerals like carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen are required by our body.
Vitamins: Our body needs small amounts of nutrients like vitamin C, B, A, D, E and K.
WHY NUTRITION IS IMPORTANT?
Nutrition is the building block of one’s healthy body.A healthy diet containing all nutrients in them promotes normal growth, development and ageing. They help in reducing the risk of chronic disease.
Lack of any one of the elements may result in many life taking disease conditions like Malnutrition, Kwashiorkor(Type of malnutrition caused due to the deficiency of proteins ), Marasmus, Anemia, Mumps, Osteoporosis and certain types of cancer.