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Nutrition and Nutrients

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Nutrition, which depends on food, is also important in the cure of disease. It tells us about what happens to the food when it enters our body. Nutrition is the process by which the body ingests, digests, absorbs, transports and utilizes the nutrients. Almost all foods contain nutrients in varying proportions. Nutrients are the constituents of food that must be supplied to the body in suitable amounts. Following are the important nutrients which are present in food:

  • (a) Carbohydrates
  • (b) Proteins
  • (c) Fats
  • (d) Vitamins
  • (e) Minerals
  • (f) Water
  • (g) Roughage (Fiber)

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