Nutrient In The Human Body

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Human consume energies from food and drink that they takes everyday in our daily life. This diet are differentiated in small categories known as nutrient. Nutrient can be defined as component of same chemical composition that helps in support human life. Nutrient are important for the human body so that the body will get sufficient energy and healthy. The minimum requirement of nutrient in the body reflect the intake needed to maintain human body to work properly (Vanlauwe, Diels, Sanginga and Merckx, 2001). There six class of nutrient which is carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamin, minerals and water. Moreover, each of this class have different function to human body and the insufficient of this element will human body weak and sick. In general, nutrient can be classified into six major categories: Carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamin, mineral and water (refer to Figure 1 in Appendix 1). The first type of nutrient are carbohydrate. Carbohydrate is important to human body because carbohydrate supply energy to movement. Carbohydrate can be divide into two distinctive which available…show more content…
Human body consist of 70 percent water. According to Whitehead (2000) reported that water give the continuous stock to survival. Human body must have sufficient water to prevent dehydration and make the organ not function well. Estimately, human body must consist of one to seven litres of water per day. Water helps body to eliminate food waste product, regulate body temperature and helps digest food. Water can be found in juice, milk, soup and highly in fruits and vegetables. Adult are recommended to consumes 2-3 liters per day to maintain the body fluid and the body regulation process. All beverages and high- moisture foods such as watermelon are counted as the daily water requirement. Instead of that, caffeine- containing beverages such as cola, tea and coffee cannot count as water because caffeine can make us lose

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