Leading a healthy life a person should have sufficient nutrients, vitamins, carbohydrates etc. Nutrients are the stuff which is obtained from food and used in the body to promote growth, maintenance of the health. Nutrients are classified into two groups, namely energy-producing nutrients, also called energy-yielding nutrients or macronutrients and micronutrients.

Nutrients are chemical elements and compounds found in the environment that plants and animals need to grow and survive. Good nutrition makes a major contribution to an individual’s growth and development, general physical and mental health and quality of life. Essential Nutrients that a healthy diet should contain are listed below:

  • Calcium
  • Carbohydrates
  • Cholesterol
  • Fat
  • Iron
  • Protein
  • Sodium
  • Thiamin
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C and many more.
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