(physiology) the organic process of nourishing or being nourished; the processes by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance
nutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victuals(noun)
a source of materials to nourish the body
the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)
The organic process by which an organism assimilates food and uses it for growth and maintenance.
in the broadest sense, a process or series of processes by which the living organism as a whole (or its component parts or organs) is maintained in its normal condition of life and growth
in a more limited sense, the process by which the living tissues take up, from the blood, matters necessary either for their repair or for the performance of their healthy functions
that which nourishes; nutriment
Origin: [Cf. F. nutrition. See Nutritious.]
Nutrition is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary to support life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet. The diet of an organism is what it eats, which is largely determined by the perceived palatability of foods. Dietitians are health professionals who specialize in human nutrition, meal planning, economics, and preparation. They are trained to provide safe, evidence-based dietary advice and management to individuals, as well as to institutions. Clinical nutritionists are health professionals who focus more specifically on the role of nutrition in chronic disease, including possible prevention or remediation by addressing nutritional deficiencies before resorting to drugs. While government regulation of the use of this professional title is less universal than for "dietician", the field is supported by many high-level academic programs, up to and including the Doctoral level, and has its own voluntary certification board, professional associations, and peer-reviewed journals, e.g. the American Society for Nutrition, Nutrition Society of India, Food Scientists and Nutritionists Association India, Indian Dietetic Association and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The numerical value of nutrition in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of nutrition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
[There's a] nutrition transition occurring around the world.
The nutrition facts panel is confusing for just about everyone.
It’s one of the best choices on the dinner menu for balanced nutrition.
When you eat an egg, you’re actually getting the nutrition from the entire animal.
Women and girls also remain at risk of life-threatening health and nutrition problems.
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- غذاء, اغتذاء, تغذية, إطعامArabic
- Ernährung, Nutrition, NahrungGerman
- διατροφή, θρέψηGreek
- 営養, 栄養Japanese
- żywienie, pożywieniePolish
- nutrire, nutrițieRomanian
- näring, näringsläraSwedish
- dinh dưỡng, sự dinh dưỡngVietnamese
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