Nutrients, Nutrients And Food Groups
Currently, scientific studies have revealed that the human body needs more than 40 nutrients, and they have determined in what quantities these nutrients should be consumed in order to have a healthy body, to carry out the necessary growth and repair activities, depending on the age, physical activity status and special conditions of the person.
Food is a general name given to all kinds of edible animal and vegetable origin substances.
Nutrient : It consists of organic and inorganic elements and water that make up nutrients. There are two main types of nutrients, macronutrients and micronutrients.
Macronutrients are grouped as follows depending on their functions and functions in the body.
- Mineral substances
Since it is not possible to find these nutrients, which are necessary for body health and the continuation of life, in a single food, foods are divided into 5 basic food groups according to the nutrient density they contain. Based on the nutrient requirement for a normal individual, the amount of nutrients required for the body is expressed in portions.