Nutrition in a Nutshell

Nutrition in a Nutshell

Whether you’re cooking at home to get fit, save money, or simply because you love to cook, nutrition is a hidden aspect of cooking that is probably in the back of your mind. Calories, nutrients,┬ádiet fads – there is a ton of information circling the internet right now, and (especially when it comes to diet fads!) not all of it is true. As a student in dietetic technology, I’d like to dedicate this corner of Salt and Skillet to nutrition education.

Below you’ll find information on macronutrients, micronutrients, and some other extra helpful nutrients! You consume these things every day, and they are what makes your body work. Feel free to click through to learn about what the nutrients are, how they help our body, and where to find them in your diet!


Learn the basics of nutrition information and science!




Fats / Lipids


Water-Soluble Vitamins:

An Introduction and the B Vitamins

Vitamin C

Fat-Soluble Vitamins:

Vitamin A

Vitamin D

Vitamin E

Vitamin K


Major Minerals

An Introduction to Minerals, and Sodium, Chloride, and Potassium

Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Sulfate

Trace Minerals

Iron, Zinc, Iodine, Copper, Selenium, Manganese, Fluoride, and Chromium

Other Great Info!

The Importance of Water in Our Diet