A balanced diet. Image credit healthandstylish.com

A balanced diet. Image credit healthandstylish.com

ZIMSEC O Level Combined Science Notes: Nutrition

  • Nutrition is that branch of science that deals with nutrients and nutrition especially in humans
  • It is concerned with  ensuring that humans are eating foods that provide necessary nutrients for health and growth
  • Nutrients are substances found in food that are necessary for humans to live,
  • They ensure a healthy growth, development and functioning of the human body.
  • Animals, including humans require a balanced diet which has the correct proportions of the right kinds of foods and nutrients
  • A balanced diet contains the right quality and quantity of food.
  • The usual components of a balanced diet is made up of:
  • Fats, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins, water and fibre.
  • Thus  a balanced diet is a diet that contains the proper proportions of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water necessary to maintain good health.

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