Good nutrition enhances your quality
of life and helps you prevent disease.
NUTRITION: THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE
BODY TAKES IN AND USES FOOD.
NUTRIENTS: SUBSTANCES IN FOODS THAT
YOUR BODY NEEDS TO GROW, TO REPAIR,
AND TO PROVIDE ENERGY.
Carbohydrates: are the starches
and sugars present in food.
Proteins are nutrients that help build and
maintain body cells and tissues.
Proteins have many functions:
- Help make new cells.
-Help make and repair tissues.
- Provide energy.
Fats are a type of lipid, a fatty substance that
do not dissolve in water.
Vitamins are compounds that help regulate
many vital body processes
Minerals are substances that the body cannot
manufacture but are needed for forming healthy
bones and teeth and regulating many vital body
Important minerals include:
-Calcium -Phosphorus –Magnesium -Iron
Water helps to maintain many bodily
- Enables you to swallow and digest foods.
- Absorb other nutrients, and eliminate
Water makes up around 65% of the body.
It’s important to drink at least 8 cups of
water a day to maintain health.