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Explain how the body uses carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water.

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The items listed in the question are better known as the 6 essential nutrients. Essential nutrients are compounds that the human body does not make or is not capable of making in quantities large enough to be sufficient. The 6 essential nutrients come from food, and they are critically important for growth, disease prevention, and overall good health.

While there are many different essential nutrients, they can be divided into two separate categories. Macronutrients are essential nutrients that have to be ingested in large amounts because they...

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