Definition :

Simple mineral elements or organic molecules that are the components of food, each one of them being essential to the functioning of the body. According to the condition of the latter, preparing a balanced food involves making a complexe jigsaw, each piece of which is a different nutrient. Nutrients are divided into families: proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, without forgetting the most important one of all : water. Nutrients are prime elements, just like there are prime numbers, from which all conceptions of a balanced diet must derive.

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