The process of obtaining food and its utilization by body is called nutrition. we eat food to get various of its components called nutrients into our body for various purposes. different nutrients are:- carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, mineral, water and roughage.
nutrition is essential in our body:-
1. for proper growth- proteins are body building food and required by body for its growth and development of various parts.
2.for getting energy to do work- carbohydrates and fats are energy giving food and required by body to provide energy to carry out different life processes.
3. for protection- vitamins and minerals are protective food and protects our body from various diseases and keep it fit.