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A nu­tri­ent is any sub­stance that an or­gan­ism needs to grow and main­tain life.

Macronu­tri­ents are sub­stances re­quired in large amounts–typ­i­cally fats, car­bo­hy­drates and pro­teins– nec­es­sary for en­ergy and to be­come the build­ing blocks of cells.

Mi­cronu­tri­ents– vi­ta­mins and min­er­als–are needed in much smaller quan­ti­ties. They are not burned for en­ergy, but they play es­sen­tial roles in the bio­chem­i­cal pro­cesses that

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