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|I'm currently writing a paper on canine nutrition for one of my classes. Here is what I have so far. I would love some feedback!
There are seven basic classes of nutrients in a dog's diet: carbohydrates, fats, fiber, mineral, proteins, vitamins and water. Carbohydrates, fats, fiber, proteins, and water are macronutrients. Vitamins and minerals are classified as micronutrients. Macronutrients provide energy. This energy is measured in joules (or calories). Carbohydrates include monosaccharides and polysaccharides. Fats are triglycerides. They are made from fatty monomers bound to glycerol. Some fatty acids are essential to a dog's diet. Proteins are made from amino acids. Some of these amino acids are essential to a canine's diet, as well. Other micronutrients include antioxidants and phytochemicals.
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