Nutrients are essential substances for the body to function. They are obtained through food and their main functions are to provide energy (energy nutrients), promote growth and development and regulate body functions. Each type of food contains a different set of nutrients in varied amounts, making a balanced diet essential to your optimal health it provides the complete range of nutrients.

If a person’s diet is unbalanced, they may not be obtaining certain essential nutrients which can lead to nutritional deficiency and affect your health.



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