Good nutrition plays an important role to reduce our risk of getting a
large number of diseases. Food works as fuel required for our growth and
daily activities. Nutrition is concerned with the study of food and how
the body uses this food.
The nutrients can be divided into seven major groups like; carbohydrates (saccharides),
fats (triglycerides), fiber (cellulose), minerals, proteins, vitamins,
The nutrients can further be categorized as
(i) macronutrients (needed in relatively large amounts),
(ii) micronutrients (needed in smaller quantities).
The macronutrients include carbohydrates, fats, fiber, proteins and water
whereas the micronutrients include minerals and vitamins