Structure and Properties of the Macronutrients

Water H20 Plants

Nutrition may be defined simply as the utilization of foods by living organisms for normal growth, reproduction, and maintenance of health. The compounds that are classed as nutrients include water, carbohydrates, proteins or amino acids, lipids, vitamins, and minerals. These nutrients make up living tissues whether they be plant, animal, or microbial tissues. Thus, these nutrients are obtained by intake of food and are then used by the human body to build and maintain its own tissues. The...