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Nutrients

Nutrients are substances in food that provide energy or are needed to support normal body functions. Nutrients are used to build and repair body tissues, including muscles, bones, and internal organs.

Nutrients include:

  • Carbohydrate.
  • Fat.
  • Protein.
  • Vitamins.
  • Minerals.
  • Water.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Last RevisedJanuary 25, 2013

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Last Updated: January 25, 2013
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