How Nutrients Work

Blake Miller


Carbohydrates are known as starches and sugars. Carbohydrates are our body's main source of energy and they keep us going during the day. You are supposed to eat more complex carbohydrates instead of simple carbohydrates because simple carbohydrates are mainly all.


Proteins build and repair damaged cells in our bodies. They are made up of an acids. You can have complete and incomplete proteins depending on the amount of amino acids that there is. To have complete proteins, you need to eat a wide variety of foods.


Fats keep food in your stomach so that you don't feel hungry as quickly. Fats supply chemicals to your body called essential fatty acids. There are saturated fats, which are solid at room temperature and unsaturated fats, that are liquids at room temperature.


Vitamins are chemical mixtures found in many types of foods. There are two basic types of vitamins: Fat-soluble vitamins and Water-soluble vitamins. One only vitamins can only mix with fat and the other only vitamins can only mix with water.


Minerals are found in a wide variety of foods. Your body uses minerals for a lot inside your body and they also become a part of the human body.