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Knowledge About Nutrition

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Nutrition is a vast topic that covers knowledge of large amount of minerals, vitamins, and other essential entities. Nutrients can be classified into two groups- macro-nutrient and micro-nutrients.

1.Macro nutrients- carbohydrates, protein and fats
2.Micro-nutrients- minerals and vitamins

Macro-nutrients

These nutrients are essential to maintain the structure of our body. Carbohydrates is said to be the reservoir of energy. They liberate starch and glucose that are vital for the normal functioning of our body. Proteins are body building materials that help in growth and development of our bones and muscles. Fats are also essential, as they store and liberate energy, when required.
All these three compounds- carbohydrates, proteins and fats are the compounds of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen in different ratios.
Micro nutrients

It consists of minerals and vitamins. Both of these entities are important for providing protection to our body system. Deficiency of any of the mineral or vitamin can cause disease or lead to impaired immune system and poor psychological health.
It has been observed that each and every of them are important to complete our diet plan.

Food groups
Vegetables
Fruits
Dairy products
Cereals and pulses
Poultry, fish and meat products

Each of the above mentioned food group has it own nutritional value. Remember the proper amount of calorie intake is must from each and every of this group. Hence, you need to consume all of these food groups in an appropriate amount. It is because of this fact that it is suggested to attend nutritional campaign. It helps parents to apt for right amount of nutrients to their child.

Nutrition related diseases

Disease can be caused either by over nutrition or deficiency of nutrition. Taking nutrition in excessive amount can result in accumulation of fats in our body. It can even lead to cardiovascular problem. Let it be over consumption of iron or vitamins, each of it have its own disorders related to it.
Any of these components, if consumed in less amount, can also be the cause deficiency diseases in our body. Beri beri, scurvy, anaemia and thyroid are some of such diseases.

Looking into the above stated statements, it is must to have proper intake of different food components to have both physical and mental growth. Hence, it become utmost important to not to overlook this matter either it is for you or for your kids. Thus, teach your child the healthy eating habits and give him the proper protection or resistance against diseases.