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1. Macro Nutrients

1.1. Importance

1.1.1. Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy. Fibre protects the colon

1.1.2. Proteins help repair and build the body structure while providing energy

1.1.3. Fats promote normal cell growth and carry vitamins A, D, E, and K. Also a source of energy

1.2. Examples

1.2.1. Carbohydrates Grains Fruit Legumes

1.2.2. Protein Poultry Seafood Beef, Pork and Lamb Dairy Beans Soy

1.2.3. Fats Dark Meat Butter, Cheese, Sour Cream, etc... Oils

2. Micro Nutrients

2.1. Importance

2.1.1. They help regulate body functions such as vision, healing, the immune system, muscles and bones

2.2. Examples

2.2.1. Vitamins Vitamin A Carrots Sweet Potatoes Apricots Spinach Vitamin B Meat/Poultry Eggs Milk Vitamin C Citrus fruits Bell Peppers Brussel Sprouts Vitamin D Milk Eggs Seafood Vitamin E Almonds Peppers Asparagus

2.2.2. Minerals Iron Vegetables Lentils Nuts Zinc Meat Legumes Nuts Dairy Copper Meat Eggs Legumes Nuts Chocolate Calcium Leafy Greens Almonds Dairy Fish

3. Water

3.1. Importance:

3.1.1. Water maintains normal body temperature

3.1.2. Transporting nutrients and waste around the body

3.1.3. Makes up 50% to 60% of the body