Nutrients are found in foods that are essential to human growth and function. There are six nutrient groups: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. All six have functions that are directed to another body part, and together they provide the state of our health. The various functions of some nutrients are described in detail below:
Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins
Carbohydrates, fats and proteins fall into one category because they are called macro nutrients, i.e. large amounts of amounts are needed. This is because energy is largely derived from foods containing carbohydrates, fats or proteins, and energy and essential energy for exercise and exercise are also derived from these nutrients. Carbohydrates are the most important source of fuel for our body, especially in our brain and exercise. On the other hand, fats are an important source of energy when our bodies are at rest and during low intensity exercises. Proteins support tissue growth, repair and maintenance. The following are sources of good carbohydrates, fats and proteins:
- Carbohydrates: Vegetables, whole grain pasta, whole wheat bread
- Fats: oils such as vegetables, rape and flaxseed  Vitamins
Vitamins are essential nutrients because they build and maintain healthy bones and muscle tissue. They support our immune system, maintain the health of our blood and ensure a healthy vision. Vitamins are microelements, that is, small amounts are needed to maintain normal health and body functions. Some examples of common vitamins include vitamins C and K, as well as plenty of vitamin B.
Minerals help regulate a number of body functions, some of which include fluid control, and bone and blood. This nutrient helps to get rid of the harmful metabolism of our body. Some of the well-known minerals include calcium, potassium, sodium and iron.
Water is one of the most important nutrients, especially because it is extremely important for survival. Proper water absorption maintains the balance of liquids in and outside our cells. Water is also critical because it helps regulate nerve pulses, waste products selection, muscle contraction, and nutrient delivery. Water is used in solid form, for example in fruits and vegetables and in liquid form, e.g. Juices and soups. The consumption of eight to ten glasses of water ensures that the above body functions are properly performed
Overall, with the regular intake of the required amount of each of the six nutrients, you are able to maintain the desired body mass.