What is Nutrition?
- The process of taking in food and utilising the energy it provides for various basic life functions is called Nutrition .
- The term ‘Nutrition’ comes from the word ‘nutrient’.
- A nutrient is an organic or inorganic substance required for the maintenance of life and survival of a living organism.
- Carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals and vitamins are all nutrients.
Types of Nutrition:
Living things derive their nutrition in different ways. There are majorly two types.