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Some Essential Nutrients in Brief

Water Water is a major component of the body's composition, making up 50-70% of our body weight. We do not store water well, therefore we need to consume it daily. Water plays many roles in the body-it helps maintain body temperature, helps with removal of body wastes, serves as a lubricant, and it is a great medium for chemical reactions to take place....

High fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants content of breakfast cereals are heart healthy

Any breakfast is better than no breakfast, but try not to have doughnuts or pastries all the time. They're high in calories, sugar, and fat. They also don't contain the nutrients a kid really needs. And if you have a doughnut for breakfast, you won't feel full for long.Foods made from grains are an important part of a healthy diet.From breads to cereals and from rice...

Zinc may reduce not only the risk of mortality but also pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria.

Vitamins and minerals make people's bodies work properly. Although you get vitamins and minerals from the foods you eat every day, some foods have more vitamins and minerals than others. People go through a lot of physical changes — including growth and puberty — during their teenage years. Eating right during this time is especially important because the body needs...