noun. any compound necessitated as part of the diet for development, sustainence, and remedying of the body's tissues or as a reserve of energy. Nutrients consist of proteins, carbohydrates, viatmins, fats, and varied minerals.

NUTRIENT: "Protein shakes are a great way to supplement nutrients you aren't getting from your regular diet."
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