Nutrition Term Paper

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NUTRITION is the sum of processes by which an organism recieves nutrients from its
environment, and uses them for its vital activities.

NUTRIENTS are all substances that when eaten, digested and absorbed promote proper
functioning of the body. Nutrients fall into the following categories: Protein,
Carbohydrate, Fats, Vitamins, Minerals, and Water.

ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS are nutrients nessacary for life, that cannot be synthesised by the
body. They must therefore be obtained through the diet.

FOOD is any substance that provides one or more nutrients when eaten, digested and absorbed.

BALANCED DIET is one that provides nothing in too less or great an ammount, and provides
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