What is Nutrition?
Nutrition is the process of providing or obtaining the food, vitamins, and minerals necessary for growth, repairs, and maintenance of the body. Nutrients are stored by the body in various forms and are used when the intake of food is insufficient. Essential nutrients must be ingested in the diet because the body cannot synthesize them quickly at the quantities necessary to meet bodily demands.
There are six categories of nutrients that the body needs to acquire from food:
Good nutrition can help prevent disease and promote health. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet.