NUTRITION

Maintaining good health by acquiring sufficient nutrients through diet and physiological processes.
The process of taking in and assimilating nutrients.

Nutrient density

A measure of the amount of nutrients (vitamins, minerals and proteins) per energy unit with in the food.

Nutrient

A substance in food that is used by the body in growth, maintenance and repair. The major nutrients needed to maintain health are carbs, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins and water.