Important Nutrients for Health


No. Important Nutrients
1. Providing raw materials(nutrients) to the organism for energy and growth is called Nutrition.
2. The important nutrients are Carbohydrates, Fats, Water, Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals etc.
3. Minerals consists Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iodine, Flourine etc.
4. Carbohydrates are the main source of energy.
5. Fats store energy.
6. Proteins build and repair tissues.
7. Kwashiorkor and Marasmus are the two nutrition deficiency diseases.
8. Kwashiorkor disease causes in children due to the protein deficiency milk or diets.
9. The disease Marasmus is caused due to the deficiency of proteins or Carbohydrates or both.