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Guide to Essential Nutrients

essential-nutrientsEssential nutrients are substances from food that nourish the body. The six categories of essential nutrients include water, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Such substances are indispensable for normal body functioning. The human body however cannot synthesize these in adequate amounts for good health, and as such, must obtain these nutrients from dietary sources.

This Bright Hub guide to essential nutrients includes a vast library of comprehensive articles to help you make the best choices on which foods to choose and their nutritional information, the health benefits of various kinds of foods and food sources, and the appropriate types of foods for a host of situations and circumstances. Maintain good dietary health with Bright Hub's informative articles and this guide.

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