Types of Nutrients

types-of-nutrimentsNutrients are present in food, and the lack of these nutrients can lead to malnutrition, starvation and even death, there are several ways to categorize nutrients here we show you the most common way of caterorizing them:

6 types of nutrients:

  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Proteins
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins
  • Water

Nutrients that provide energy:

  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Proteins

Nutrients that provide growth and restoration

  • Proteins
  • Minerals
  • Water

Nutrients that provide control on the different processes that the body performs

  • Proteins
  • Minerals
  • Vitamins
  • Water

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