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It’s the biochemical and physiological process by which an organism uses food to support it’s life.
It provides organisms with nutrients which can be metabolism to create energy and chemical structures.
Failure to obtain sufficient nutrients can lead to challenges in the body.

Nutrients are the good things that we get through good food which we need to nourish and nurture ourselves, and to be happy and healthy people. In scientific terms, nutrition is the supply of food that we need as an organism to feed our cell and keep them alive, we can get nutrients from products such as vitamins supplements, however when we talk about nutrition we mostly mean the nutrient we get from food.

Without nutrition, we grow weak, sick and at the very worst we can even die. We miss developmental milestones and can not put our bodies through the daily mental and physical tasks that we need them to. We are not able to grow and may also be unable to reproduce.
Nutrients are the fuel we need to enable the body to break down food.

The healthy human body needs seven different kinds of nutrients to thrive proteins, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals fibre and water. Macronutrients are the ones we need lots of while with micronutrients ( the vitamins and minerals) we can get by with a bit less vitamins are the most commonly known micronutrients which are essential organic compounds that the body needs to function.

Written by: Martina Sangara Desderio, a student of St. Mary Health Science Training Institute in Juba, South  Sudan.

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