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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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The momentum behind a move to plant-based and vegan diets for the good of the planet is commendable, but risks worsening an already low intake of an essential nutrient involved in brain health, warns a nutritionist.
"Iron is also an essential nutrient and low intake may lead to iron deficiency anaemia in children, which can result in behavioural problems, loss of appetite, lethargy and failure to grow."
Eggs are rich in choline, an essential nutrient in the B vitamin family.
Recent analyses indicate that large portions of the population (i.e., approximately 90% of Americans), aren't getting enough of the essential nutrient choline, according to findings published in Nutrition Today, which summarized the peer-reviewed literature and discussions from the 2018 Choline Science Summit.
Among this dust is phosphorus, an essential nutrient that acts like a fertilizer, which the Amazon depends on in order to flourish.
* Ninety-five percent of the recipes lacked necessary levels of at least one essential nutrient like vitamin B and E.
A: Omega-3 EPA/DHA is an essential nutrient vital to overall good health.
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. Responsible fisheries limit their hauls--so fish populations can recover to their original numbers before the next fishing season.
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.