List of Nutrients: 7 Types and Whopping Food Sources

Peeking over spicy gossips might help you increase the taste of food, but can’t make that healthier. Check out the list of nutrients and their food sources which are the hero of a healthy diet!
List of Nutrients: 7 Types and Whopping Food Sources
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Type of Nutrients with List of Food Sources


Do you love to read articles on topics like: "Top 5 Bollywood divas of the year", "Most promising actors of tinsel town", "Cricket and wicket", and "Hot issue of the parliament"? Enjoying such articles might increase your entertainment quotient, but can’t increase the nutritional level of your food plate. You will have to give some effort to make your diet full of nutrients or nutrition. And for that, you need to do friendship with the nutrients. You will have to know them better.

So read for yourself this time, thinking that you are precious and so you will give a serious effort to know the needs of your body. For nutrition-conscious eating, conscious food planning plays a vital role. And before that planning, let’s make an understanding with:

  1. What is nutrition?
  2. What are the constituents of food or nutrients?


Basics of Nutrition Science of nutrients for healthy body
Let's see the spinach, oranges, and tomatoes not 'just' as vegetables, fruits, and salad, but as nature's treasure of nutrients!

Nutrition is a simple yet wide term if we go for its meaning. The definition of nutrition involves:

  1. Selection and preparation of the food that is needed for growth and life
  2. Ingestion of food (to eat or drink something)
  3. Assimilation of food by the body (the biology of inhalation, composition, and absorption of the food)

In simple language, nutrition is all about using the food in bodybuilding, body mechanism, growth, and getting energy.

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Nutrients or Constituents of Food

List of nutrients for nutrition: Macronutrients and Micronutrients types and whopping food sources of dietary constituents of food in illustration chart
Constituents of Food: Nutrients for nutrition (Macronutrients, Micronutrients)

There are two types of nutrition. Food constituents or nutrients are broadly classified into a list of two categories.


Nutrients that our body needs in a larger quantity. These are used as energy resources and provide material to build our building blocks or body structure. Though the energy production or generated internal energy through these macronutrients depends on absorption and digestion efforts.

Macronutrients are:

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  1. Carbohydrates (Sugar, Starch, Fiber)
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  3. Protein
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  5. Fat (Saturated, Unsaturated)
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Nutrients that our body needs in small quantity, but are important for smooth and efficient body processes. They influence body systems maintaining the coordination between various body processes. Not only this, but they also ensure the proper consumption of energy and promotes self-defense.

Micronutrients are:

  1. Vitamins (Fat-soluble, Water-soluble)
  2. Minerals (Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Potassium, Sodium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium, Cobalt, Nickel, Phosphorus, Zinc, Iodine, Selenium, Chloride, Molybdenum, Fluoride, Sulpher, Selenium)
  3. Trace elements


Water is not involved in the list, but however, the content will remain incomplete if we do not mention this very important fluid.

Importance of Nutrients

Food is an incomplete term without macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients, which support health and life. They are stored in the form of energy, fat, and muscle mass, and that’s why a person can survive for 2-8 weeks without taking food. Poor nutrition or malnutrition results in less productivity or poor performance, whereas good nutrition promotes growth and development.

Where nutrition can save one from various chronic diseases, lack of them or poor diet can show its adverse impact on health too. It may cause one to suffer from:

  1. Deficiency diseases: Kwashiorkor and scurvy
  2. Unhealthy conditions: Metabolic syndrome and obesity
  3. Common systemic chronic diseases: Diabetes, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular
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