Nutrition : A Good Amount Of Healthy Nutrition

1459 Words Jul 26th, 2015 6 Pages
Nutrients are chemical substances obtained from food and used in the body to provide energy, structural materials and regulating agents to support growth, maintenance and repair of the body’s tissues.(Understanding Nutrition) there are six major classes of nutrients proteins Carbohydrates, lipids vitamins minerals and water. In order to keep a healthy mind and body you have to be aware of what you are consuming and the roles the various nutrients play a role in your body. While it seems obvious why our bodies need a good amount of healthy nutrition from foods, a great amount of today’s population still lack understanding to make them want to change their diets and eating habits. They all must be in balance for the body to function properly
Protein is one of the most important nutrients in the body. They form essential parts of the body such as skin muscles and bones. When proteins are digested they are broken down into simpler sections called amino acids. These acids can be converted to fat when protein intakes is exceeded which can lead to weight gain. They can be used to make other nitrogen compounds and used for energy immediately or for later use. Along with weight gain excess protein is also harmful in that it’s been implicated in chronic diseases such as cancer osteoporosis heart disease and kidney stones. However there is insufficient evidence to establish an upper level. On the other hand protein deficiency will result in Deficiency bodies activity will come to a…
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