Essential nutrients are needed for everyone, but even more so from those working in the military. Nutrients are essential, so we must look for it in food and other areas, so later the organism fulfills the function of their first breakdown and then assimilate them. These nutrients are needed as we have said before for our body to function well, to gain energy, to create tissue, to repair damaged tissue, and other biochemical processes that our body performs.

Proteins, carbohydrates, saturated fats, unsaturated fats and trans fats, water-soluble vitamins, minerals that are, macrominerals, trace elements and water.  We must supply them in small quantities depending on what our body needs. Macro-minerals are called because they are minerals that our body requires more amounts of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulfur, and chlorine.

The trace elements are the ones we need in less quantity, also so they are essential like iron, iodine, zinc, manganese, cobalt, fluorine etc. Minerals can be obtained through these foods mainly: vegetables, legumes, grains, seeds, algae, beer yeast, dried fruits such as dried apricots, seafood, fish, olives, eggs, meat, milk, nuts, sprouts.

Some vitamins are stored in our body, they are vitamins A, D, E, K, so their consumption should be done in reasonable amounts. These vitamins can be found in carrots, green leafy vegetables such as broccoli, spinach, seeds, wheat germ, egg yolk, beer yeast, avocado, grains, olive oil, soybean oil. In the case of vitamin D, it is this vitamin that gives us the sun, and is naturally synthesized in the body when we are exposed to it.

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