Nutrition / Nutrients
A nutrient is any element or compound necessary for or contributing to an organism's metabolism, growth, or other functioning.
Six nutrient groups exist, classifiable as those that provide energy and as those that otherwise support metabolic processes in the body:
Substances that provide energy
Carbohydrates: compounds made up of
sugars used or stored as energy
Substances that support metabolism
Minerals: generally trace elements,
salts, or ions such as copper and iron; essential to normal metabolism
Probiotics means "for life" and this name is now mostly used to refer to concentrated supplements of beneficial or good bacteria taken by humans and animals.
It is known what bad bacteria can do to us.
Therefore we no focus on Probiotics or also
called - The good and friendly bacteria - .
There are many types of good bacteria in our body that we need. You may have heard of acidophilus for example.
Inside us live vast numbers of beneficial bacteria all of which are need to stay in good health. Our gastrointestinal tract is home to more than 400 different species of bacteria weighing one and a half kilograms.
This large quantity of working bacteria performs very important functions in our body. Starting from the mouth all the way down to the rectum.
If we live in harmony with them they provide for us, if they are given a reasonable diet and kept in good health.
This leads us to Food Supplements.
A supplement is defined as:
In today's world there is no way of knowing the nutrient value of the food we buy in the grocery stores.
Tests have shown that an orange can contain
from zero to 180 milligrams of vitamin C.
To address nutritional deficiencies and add, or strengthen the probiotics to aide absorption into the body Food Supplements have become a necessity.