Types of Nutrients

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CLASSIFICATION ESSAY
Types of Nutrients
A healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve general health. It is important for lowering many chronic health risks, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and cancer. A healthy diet involves consuming appropriate amounts of all essential nutrients and an adequate amount of water. Nutrients can be obtained from many different foods, so there are numerous diets that may be considered healthy. For me, I think that there are 3 kind of diet that provided the important nutrients to our daily life needed which are vitamin, protein and also calcium.

First of all, vitamins are substances that our body needs to grow and develop normally. There are 13 vitamins our body needs. They are vitamins A, C, D, E, K and the B vitamins. We can usually get all these vitamins from the foods we eat. Our body can also make vitamins D and K. Each vitamin has specific jobs. If we have low levels of certain vitamins, we may develop a deficiency disease. However, the best way to get enough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods. For example, we can get vitamin A from these foods such as liver, egg yolks, oily fish, carrots and potatoes. And the foods that contain vitamin C such as guavas, bananas, mangoes, strawberries, oranges, papayas, apples and other juicy fruits.

Secondly, high quality protein in food is important to keep us energized, full between meals, and keep our body functioning. Protein is in every living cell in the body. Our bodies need protein from the foods we eat to build and maintain bones, muscles and skin. We get proteins in our diet from meat, dairy products, nuts and certain grains and beans. Proteins from meat and other animal products are complete proteins. This means they supply all of the amino acids the body can't make on its own. Foods containing protein help us to feel full in between meals, energized throughout the day, and it’s beneficial towards muscles, growth, and our body’s well being. 

Last but not least, calcium is an essential mineral for our body. Calcium is necessary for the growth and maintenance of strong teeth and bones, nerve signalling, muscle contraction, and secretion of certain hormones and enzymes. Also, our body needs calcium to help muscles and blood vessels contract and expand, to secrete hormones and enzymes and to send messages through the nervous system. The exact amount of calcium we need depends on our age and other factors. Growing children and teenagers need more calcium than young adults. Older women need plenty of calcium to prevent osteoporosis. It is important to get plenty of calcium in the foods we eat. Foods rich in calcium include dairy products such as milk, cheese and yogurt, and leafy, green vegetables.

At the end, if the body is getting all the essential nutrients regularly, it will certainly be fit. It would be away from infections and diseases, which in turn will promote a healthy body growth and maintenance. A healthy diet would also be beneficial to the state of mind which would certainly make our life healthy and satisfactory.

1. Introduction Strategy
General – to – Specific :
A healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve general health. It is important for lowering many chronic health risks, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and cancer. A healthy diet involves consuming appropriate amounts of all essential nutrients and an adequate amount of water. Nutrients can be obtained from many different foods, so there are numerous diets that may be considered healthy. 2. Thesis Statement

I think that there are 3 kind of diet that provided the important nutrients to our daily life needed which are vitamin, protein and also calcium. 3. Topic Sentences
First topic sentence : vitamins are substances that our body needs to grow and develop normally. Second topic sentence : high quality protein in food is important to keep us energized, full between...
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