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What are nutrients ?

Nutrients are substances within food that the body absorbs and uses for growth and living. Nutrients are defined by their chemical nature and physiological role. They can be grouped according to the quantities needed by the body:

  • Macronutrients: proteins, carbohydrates, fats and fibres, which provide energy and water
  • Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals.

What nutrients does our body take from food?

Note: The energy value of nutrients used for labelling purposes are locally regulated; they can slightly differ depending on the country.