Nutrition is the biochemical and physiological process by which an organism uses food to support its life. It includes ingestion, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion. The science that studies the physiological process of nutrition is called nutritional science.
Importance of Nutrition
A healthy diet throughout life promotes healthy pregnancy outcomes, supports normal growth, development and ageing, helps to maintain a healthy body weight, and reduces the risk of chronic disease leading to overall health and well-being.
How do you define nutrition?
1 : the act or process of nourishing or being nourished specifically : the sum of the processes by which an animal or plant takes in and utilizes food substances foods that are necessary for human nutrition. 2 : nourishment sense