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Nutrients means the substance provide the organic raw material to other organism, here what does organic raw material means?

Nutrients means the substance provide the organic raw material to other organism, here what does organic raw material means?

Organic substances,: unlike minerals, are carbon-based compounds derived from plants or animals. In pop culture, "organic" refers to food or livestock grown or raised without man-made pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals like antibiotics. Raw materials are the basic substances that make up more complex substances. For example, flour, yeast & water are the raw materials used for making bread. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Organisms (Definition)

1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more


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How do vegetarians break down plant cell walls to obtain nutrients from plants?

How do vegetarians break down plant cell walls to obtain nutrients from plants?

They don't: Vegetarians are humans with the same digestive capacity as other humans. There are animals known as ruminants, like cows, that have an extra stomach in which bacteria help them break down the cell walls from plants like grass. People can't get nutrition from grass, even if they become vegetarian. Vegetarians eat fruits, vegetables, and plants that are edible to all humans. ...Read more

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Should nutrient rich foods be consumed during the day or at night?

Should nutrient rich foods be consumed during the day or at night?

Nutrition: It is okay to eat any time, as the food is used by the body for maintenance and repair. ...Read more

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What organisms require food and proper environment for growth?

What organisms require food and proper environment for growth?

That would be all: All organisms, every living thing on planet earth, requires some form of food and a proper environment for growth, and for staying alive if no longer growing. Soe organisms can become spores or seeds, in a dried-up or dormant way, and don't need food umntil they sprout, hatch, or otherwise come back to life. ...Read more

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What steps should I take to benefit from the nutrients i'm eating, what food do I have to eat with it?

What steps should I take to benefit from the nutrients i'm eating, what food do I have to eat with it?

Mixed diet: Eating a mixed diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; low in saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day will help in maintaining good nutririon. Add excercise of about 30 minutes/day. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/tc/healthy-eating-overview. ...Read more

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How to calculate nutrient density of food?

How to calculate nutrient density of food?

Label: Nutrition labels are the most reliable sources. Be sure to use the serving size as a guide for determining nutritional content of the amount of food being consumed. ...Read more

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How do I get nutrients if I can't eat solid foods?

How do I get nutrients if I can't eat solid foods?

Liquids: If you for some reason can't take any solids then you can get your nutrients via liquid supplements such as milk shakes (boost for example), protein shakes. I would also take a daily multivitamin if you are able to take pills either whole or crushed. Of course of this is long term then you certainly need to explore more long term options. For a short time however these things could work. ...Read more

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Please tell me the purpose of supplements if i can get all the nutrients i need from natural foods?

Please tell me the purpose of supplements if i can get all the nutrients i need from natural foods?

Some nutrients are: only in small quantities in food and therefore the full benefits could only be obtained by eating very large quantities of food. For example, L-carnitine as normally dosed in supplement form would require eating several pounds of meat for an equivalent dose. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more