43 Nutrition Secrets Revealed HTML version
learn more. One of the things that interest me is the addition to
the list; it is almost a never-ending process. I always come back
to the concept of nutrition and variety and not getting locked into
a few fixed food items.
Just to clarify, in the most basic form what are
the basic nutrients?
There are seven nutrients that your body just can’t live without.
These are carbohydrates, fiber, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals
So then what is a non-nutrient?
Basically it is a naturally occurring component of food that
doesn’t contain any calories, protein, carbohydrates or vitamins
and minerals. Phytochemicals (food chemicals having anti-
oxidant effects) may be an example of a non-nutrient.