Journal of Food Technology and Preservation

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Editorial - Journal of Food Technology and Preservation (2021) Volume 5, Issue 7


Nutrients which are chemical compounds in food are used by the body to function regularly and maintain health. Example carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins, fats, and minerals. These are six main nutrients: Lipids (fats), Carbohydrates (CHO), Proteins, Minerals, Water, and Vitamins. A healthy food throughout life further healthy pregnancy outcomes, normal growth, supports, development and ageing it helps to continue a healthy body weight, and reduces the risk of chronic disease leading to overall good health and well-being. There are 7 important classes of nutrients that the body needs. These are carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, proteins, minerals, fibre and water. It is important that everyone consumes these seven nutrients on a daily basis to help them build their bodies and maintain their health. Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy. The vegetables, dairy, fruit, and grain food groups all contain carbohydrates. Sweeteners like honey, sugar and syrup and foods with added sugars like soft drinks, candy, and cookies also contain carbohydrates. While there are many essential nutrients, they can be broken into two categories: Macronutrients and micronutrients are eaten in large amounts and include the primary building blocks of your diet carbohydrates, protein and fat which provide your body with energy.

Author(s): Shiva Kumar

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