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The role of nutrients

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MaisonThe role nutrients play in the body can be compared to that of parts of a house.

What role do proteins play?
Proteins are structural nutrients, as they are part of the composition of our cells.

What role do lipids and minerals play?
Lipids are also components of cells, especially essential fatty acids, such as omega-3s.

Some minerals play a key structural role. Calcium helps build bones, and phosphorous and magnesium play a role in ossification.

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