Food contains energy and protective nutrients. Energy is provided by carbohydrate, protein and fat in the food and drinks that we consume. Protective nutrients are for example antioxidants and vitamins.  These substances are essential for your body to function normally. In this section you will find infromation about differenet nutrients that are introduced in the Finnish Nutrition Recommendations. It is important to remember that versatile and variable diet taken as a whole through life cycle is the key for staying healthy. For healthy individuals who eat versatile there is no necessary need to pay attention one a single nutrient.

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D-vitamin (use of vitamin D supplements)

National Food Composition Database

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