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Nutrition (also called nourishment or aliment) is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food) to support life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy nutrition.
Nutrition describes the processes by which all of the food a person eats are taken in and the nutrients that the body needs are absorbed. Good nutrition can help prevent disease and promote health.
Carbohydrate,Protein,Vitamins and minerals are an important part of nutrition. Vitamins are organic substances present in food. They are required by the body in small amounts to regulate metabolism and to maintain normal growth and functioning. Minerals are vital because they are the building blocks that make up the muscles, tissues, and bones. They also are important to many life-supporting systems, such as hormones, transport of oxygen, and enzyme systems.
A good nutrition plan will ensure that a balance of food groups, and the nutrients supplied by each group, is eaten A poor diet may have an injurious impact on health, causing nutrition deficiency diseases such as scurvy and kwashiorkor health-threatening conditions like obesity and metabolic syndrome and such common chronic systemic diseases as cardiovascular disease , diabetes and osteoporosis. Present paper expresses the role of nutritional supplements on general health & disease conditions.