essential nutrient


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essential dietary component

Clinical nutrition
A required dietary component, without which a deficiency state develops; essential dietary components include water (1–2 litres/day), calories (2000–2800 kcal/day), carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre.

essential nutrient

Any food substance required for health or growth that is not synthesized in the body and must be present in the diet.
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manufacturers began adding selenium to infant formula after the Institute of Medicine recognized selenium to be an essential nutrient for infants in 1989, and currently, all infant formulas on the U.
Among this dust is phosphorus, an essential nutrient that acts like a fertilizer, which the Amazon depends on in order to flourish.
This is because the essential nutrient 'choline' found in eggs may sharpen aging brains, the report said.
Manganese is an essential nutrient for humans, but its excessive consumption can cause adverse health impacts.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that is needed for healthy bones.
No wonder, since 1 billion people rely on fish as their main source of protein, an essential nutrient.
Cod liver oil and foods like liver and egg yolk supply this essential nutrient to the developing fetus, to nursing infants, and to growing children.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for proper bone growth, and children who get too little can develop tickets, a skeletal disease.
The committee that sets the Recommended Dietary Allowances doesn't presently consider choline an essential nutrient.
Copper is an essential nutrient needed to prevent anemia and keep the skeletal, reproductive, and nervous systems healthy.
Eat eight and you've hit 160 percent of the recommended daily allowance for this essential nutrient.