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Nutrients are chemicals that the human body needs to live and grow. They help build and repair tissues, provide heat and energy and regulate body processes. Most nutrients are taken into the body by eating foods, such plants and animals. Some minerals may also be considered nutrients, and are consumed through food or liquids, such as water. Read on to learn more about nutrients, and there role in digestion.

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Nutrients and the Human Body

Nutrients are chemicals your body needs to live and grow. Common nutrients include carbohydrates, fats, proteins and vitamins. They are used in your body to build and repair tissue, provide heat and energy, and regulate body processes. You get nutrients from the food you eat and fluids you drink. Water and oxygen can also be considered nutrients since your body needs them to live and grow.

Carbohydrates are used to used to provide energy for processes in the body. Carbohydrates come from eating food such as bread, potatoes, dried peas and beans, rice, pasta, fruits, and vegetables. Proteins are used to build and repair body tissues. Proteins come from eating foods such as meat, eggs, and beans. Fats are also used to provide energy for the body. Fats can be found in many types of foods including meat and dairy products. Vitamins are an important part of our cell metabolism, and come from eating many types of foods such as vegetables.

Most nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine. They are then carried in the bloodstream to other parts of the body for storage or to support bodily processes.

 

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