Nutrition

Overview of Nutrients



Last update: 2.5.2017.

Categories of nutrients

Supplement Watch - Overview of Nutrients

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Nutrients are usually oftentimes divided into following groups:

Carbohydrates (including fibers)

Proteins

Fats

Vitamins

Minerals

Sometimes nutirents are divided into macronutrients and micronutrients. The division is simply that macronutrients are compounds that we consume in large quantities and micronutrients are compounds that we consume in small quantities.

Carbohydrates, proteins and fats would be macronutrients and vitamins and minerals would be micronutirents.