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Nutrition is one the most essential thing to be considered while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.Many ignore this fact and consume unhealthy diets and fall prey to various kinds of diseases.

What is Nutrition? The topic nutrition is a detailed study of various nutrients and its amount in foods we eat and how the body uses nutrients for nourishing various organs and the various biochemical steps through which each useful substances gets transformed from one form to another. The study also explains the relationship between diet, health, and disease.

"You are what you eat" Therefore it is essential to have a balanced nutrition. All foods what we eat contains nutrition, however, all nutrition required for our growth, development, energy, and maintenance are not available completely in our foods.

It is extremely difficult to incorporate all the daily requirements of nutrition in our daily foods. Therefore, it is very important to include all the nutrients in the form of certain supplements daily to compensate for the nutritions deficient in our daily foods. This will lead to balanced nutrition.

The human body requires seven major types of nutrients.They are protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, mineral, fiber, and water.This seven fall into two categories macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients. Protein, carbohydrate, water, fat, and fiber are macro-nutrients whereas vitamin, minerals are micro-nutrients required in small quantities.

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