There are 5 main nutrients that are essential for our body and that must be consumed in our daily diet. These nutrients can be split into two subcategories: macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients are built up of the energy-giving caloric components that we are most familiar with: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Micronutrients are only required in small amounts, but the lack of these in our diet result in deficiencies and have detrimental effects on long-term illnesses or diseases. These are built up of vitamins and minerals and are important to maintain good health.
To read up on the individual nutrients in more detail click on the nutrient below: