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Nutrients

Paulomi

5th July 2017

Nutrients are small particle present in every food to give us strength & stamina, fights with germs help to grow, work as a shock absorber etc. Now the question is why nutrients are so important for our body, to understand the fact we should know about nutrient in details which is given below in my article My articles will help those students who are pursuing Best Hotels management courses in Delhi as it is a major topic in their syllabus. Let’s spread knowledge about it - Nutrients can be grouped according to chemical nature source & functions.

Macronutrients and Micronutrients - Micronutrients are those nutrients which provides bulk chunk of energy & helps in metabolic system, whereas macro nutrients are those which acts as a supportary system for micro nutrients.

Carbohydrate – Carbohydrate are one of the main classes of nutrients, which supply lion share of energy, each gram of carbohydrates supplies 4kcal of energy to the body. So it is very important to have carbohydrate in your daily diet. Major sources of carbohydrates are Cereals, potato, flesh of sweet fruits, sweet potato, milk etc.

Fat and Oil - Found in big chunk of meats, lards, fish, egg yolk, seeds, nuts, cooking oils etc. it is composed with glycerol & fatty acids maximum energy we can get from fats also work as a shock absorber. Each gramme of fat supply 9kcal of energy to human body. These are concentrated sources of energy.

Protein - Proteins are third major nutrient present in foods. They can found both in animal & in plant. Protein mainly composed with vital amino acids. Protein consists with elements such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen etc. Egg white, soyabin, pulses, small fish are the good sources of protein.

Water - Water is an essential part of the body structure. It is a carrier of nutrients & regulator of a number of body functions.75% of our body made up with water. Generally major sources of water we can get from beverages like tea & coffee, drinking plain water, juices etc.

Minerals - Minerals are those compounds which are present as salt compound & when burnt as only ash residue remains. The minerals referred to elements like Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Cobalt found in almost all foods.

Vitamins - last but not the least macronutrients are vitamins, which are helpful in every manner like maintaining proper eye sight, Maintain good teeth etc. There are two types of vitamins fat soluble, water soluble fat soluble are vit-A, D, E.K & example of water soluble vitamins are vit B complex, it-P,Vit-C ,Vit P,K Etc.

As hotel industry deals with foods so every hotelier should know the role of nutrients for that reason now a day’s all most all Best Hotel management Courses in Delhi offers nutrition topics in their syllabus.