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Nutritious Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    nutritious adj : of or providing nourishment; "good nourishing stew" [syn: alimentary, alimental, nourishing, nutrient, nutritive]
Nutritious Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Nutritious \Nu*tri"tious\, a. [L. nutricius, nutritius, from nutrix, -icis, a nurse, nutrire to nourish. See Nurse, Nourish.] Nourishing; promoting growth, or preventing decay; alimental. -- Nu*tri"tious*ly, adv. -- Nu*tri"tious*ness, n.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Nutritious'


Nutrition (also called nourishment or aliment) is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food) to support life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet.

Nutrition science investigates the metabolic and physiological responses of the body to diet. With advances in the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics, the study of nutrition is increasingly concerned with metabolism and metabolic pathways: the sequences of biochemical steps through which substances in living things change from one form to another.

Nitrogen is needed by animals to build proteins. Carnivore and herbivore diets vary in their source of nitrogen, which is a limiting nutrient for both. Herbivores consume plants to get nitrogen and carnivores consume other animals to obtain nitrogen. Nitrogen is a common element in the atmosphere but exists in a state that is not usable by most living organisms. Certain fungi and bacteria are able to convert atmospheric nitrogen into a form plants can absorb and utilize via nitrogen fixation.

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  • Nutritious meals
    IF APPROVED, the proposed ordinance seeking to provide free nutritious meals to all day care, home-based and elementary students would cost the Cebu City Government at least P156 million a year. This was disclosed yesterday by Emma Sevilla of the Cebu City Nutrition Council (CCNC) during the City Council's public hearing on the proposed ordinance. Read more on this news related to 'Nutritious'
  • Ottawa County 'Give Fest' seeks nutritious food donations for local pantries
    The 2014 Community Give Fest asks donors to give healthier foods - such as those with whole grains or with low amounts of sodium or saturated fat. Read more on this news related to 'Nutritious'
  • Nutritious chia smoothie will leave them feeling full
    Pity the chia seed. For so long this nutritional powerhouse was relegated to late-night television commercials hawking sprouting cat-shaped clay planters. That is, until recently. Read more on this news related to 'Nutritious'

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