what does the word nutrition mean?
- JankoLv 69 years agoFavorite Answer
"Nutrition" ultimately comes from the Latin verb "nutrire", which means to feed or nourish. From the same word we get "nutrient", that is, an element that feeds or nourishes us.
A person with poor nutrition eats poorly, either because of bad food choices or because he does not have the money to buy nutritious food.
Whole grain flour is more nutritious than white flour because it contains all the protein, vitamins, and minerals of a natural versus a refined product.
A person with malnutrition is suffering from the physical signs of lacking essential nutrients.
A person who studies nutrition investigates how the body uses certain substances for health and growth.
- 5 years ago
Nutrition is the process of taking in nutrients from the foods you eat. Learn about the six nutrients needed for energy, maintenance of tissues and regulation of bodily processes: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, vitamins and minerals.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Nutrition comes from the word "nutrients," which are the vitamins and minerals that nourish your body from the foods and beverages you consume. "Nutrition" is what you get from the nutrients.
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- Manisha_MileyLv 49 years ago
The process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.