All About Nutrients: Carbohydrates, Vitamins & Minerals - Proteins, Amino Acids & Herbal Supplements


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What To Know About Nutrients

Everyone knows that a healthy and balanced diet is important for good health. Our diet also enables us to obtain essential nutrients for our body. Nutrients are all food substances that the body absorbs to ensure our physiological needs, such as growth, development and metabolism. Whether you are a staunch supporter of any specialized diet or not, we can all agree on one thing, most of them are focused on getting good nutrients (Micro and Macro) to the body for a happier and healthier you. Usually nutrients are grouped into six categories: carbohydrates, water, proteins, lipids (fats and oils), vitamins (both fat-soluble and water-soluble) and minerals. The best way to make sure that we get enough of each nutrient is to consume a variety of foods. This section lists the information you need about the macro and micro nutrients needed and the recommended daily intakes for each individual nutrient.

The human body is designed to keep working around the clock. It needs energy and support to repair and renew tissue growth and to regulate metabolism. This is derived from six essential nutrients – carbohydrates, proteins, fat, vitamins, minerals, and water. Unfortunately, the body cannot synthesize these nutrients in the desired amount. These nutrients have to be regularly supplied to the body by an external source.

The following, is a closer look at the six basic nutrients:

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The Importance Of Carbohydrates In Your Diet

One of the most common mistakes people make when trying to lose weight is to stay away from carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are an essential source of energy for the human body because they power the brain and thus, the involuntary functions of the body like regulated breathing, heartbeat, and proper digestion of food.

Carbohydrates are split into two categories; simple and complex. Sugars come under simple carbohydrates while dietary fibers and starch fall under the complex category. For the human body to function properly almost 55-60% of the required calorie intake should comprise of carbohydrates. Fruits, whole grains, starchy vegetables, breads, cereals, pasta, and brown rice are commonly found sources of carbohydrates which can be included as a part of the daily diet.

List of Basic Nutrient: Vitamins & Mineral, Protein & Amino Acids, Herbal Supplements

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