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    Basics of Nutrition and Healthy Eating

    Nutrition is considered to be the process of ingestion, digestion, absorption and metabolism of foods and how nutrients in food perform different functions to keep our body operating. In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, our bodies require carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water. Water, which makes up about 65% of our bodies, acts as a transport medium for nutrients and waste products. Water is constantly being lost through digestion, breathing, sweating and urine. It is critical that you replenish your body at regular intervals.   Although not a nutrient, FIBER plays a key role in keeping nutrients and wastes moving through the body. Some Nutrition Guidelines The relationship…