Understanding Nutration

Education is a very important part of understanding a matter, making your own decisions and having your own opinion. Basic understanding of nutrition is a very important part of making a change for a better and healthier lifestyle.

Nutrition is basically the supply of materials – food – required by organisms and cells to stay alive. Note that to stay alive is one thing, to live a healthy life during the course of your life is another.

Facts on nutrition:
The human body requires seven major types of nutrients. Not all nutrients provide energy but are still important, such as water, fibers, vitamins and minerals.
Macronutrients are nutrients we need in relatively large quantities.
Micronutrients are important but required in smaller amounts.
Vitamins are essential organic compounds that the human body cannot synthesize.

Macro nutrients:
– Carbohydrates
– Lipids – fats
– Proteins
– Fibers
– Water

Micro nutrients:
– Vitamins
– Minerals