The nutrients your body needs are the foundation of a balanced diet and better overall wellbeing. Making an effort to take care of your health starts with understanding these nutrients and the foods they come from. Explore the links in this section to learn more about key nutrients!
Macronutrients (Carbs, Protein, & Fats)
Not All Carbs Are Created Equal
Protein, How Much is Too Much?
Sources of Protein that Aren’t Meat
Micronutrients (Vitamins & Minerals)
Importance of Vegetables & Fruits
Vitamins & Minerals Fact Sheet
Nutrient of Concern: Vitamin D*
Nutrient of Concern: Potassium*
Nutrient of Concern: Folic Acid**
Supplements: Do You Need to Take Them?
*Nutrients of concern for most Americans: vitamin D, calcium, potassium
**Nutrients of concern for pregnant women and women capable of becoming pregnant: folate/folic acid, iron