Kinds of Nutrients

Nutrients are substances in food that your body uses for energy and for growth and repair of cells. You need to eat foods that are sources of the six kinds of nutrients.

 

Nutrients                                                                                                                                     Food Sources

Proteins are nutrients your body uses for                                        Eggs, cheese, milk, fish, beans, nuts,
growth and repair of cells and to supply                                          chicken, beef, pork
energy.

Carbohydrates are nutrients that are the most                              Bread, rice, potatoes, fruits, vegetables,
useful supply of energy for your body.                                              cereals

Fats are nutrients your body uses for energy                                  Steak, pork, milk, butter, ice cream,
and to help some vitamins.                                                                 salad dressing, peanut butter

Vitamins are nutrients that help regulate body                             Fruits and vegetables, milk, eggs, meat,
processes and fight disease. they help promote                             cereals
the growth of new cells.

Minerals are nutrients that help regulate body                             Fruits and vegetables, milk, eggs, meat,
processes and build new cells. Fluoride is a                                  mineral supplements
mineral that is added to drinking water to make
teeth strong.

Water is a nutrients that helps with digestion,                             Drinking water, milk, soups, juices, fruits
makes up most of your body blood, helps remove
waste products, and helps regulate body temperature.

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  1. Allen January 8, 2016

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