Nutrients are chemical substances that organisms need to live. Animals get their nutrients from the food they eat.

Food nutrients give organisms:

  • Energy
  • Building blocks for growth and cell repair.
  • Substances that enable the organisms to function properly and stay healthy.

There are six types of food nutrients.

  1. Carbohydrates
  2. Proteins
  3. Lipids (fats and oils)
  4. Vitamins
  5. Mineral salts
  6. Water

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