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Nutrition 101

Introduction - Why learning nutrition beyond label reading
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Engers Fernandez

on 23 June 2015

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Transcript of Nutrition 101

Nutrition 101
Availability
Income, Food Prices and Convenience
Advertising and Media
Societal and Traditional aspects
Beliefs and Personal Values
Past experiences
Need
Toxins in Food
Size in Food
Size Become Toxic
Dr. Engers Fernandez
... What you Assimilate...
the process of providing or obtaining the nutrient in food necessary for health and growth.
Nutrition
Nutrients
a substance that provides nourishment essential for growth and the maintenance of life.
Food
A mix of nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink, or that plants absorb, in order to maintain life and growth.
Nutrients
Macronutrients
Micronutrients
a substance required in relatively large amounts by living organisms, in particular.
a substance required in trace amounts for the normal growth and development of living organisms.
Carbohydrates
Proteins
Fats
Vitamins
Minerals
organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues. They contain hydrogen and oxygen in the same ratio as water (2:1) and typically can be broken down to release energy in the animal body.
Carbohydrates
Polymers
entirely of a large number of similar units bonded together
a molecule that can be bonded to other identical molecules to form a polymer.
Monomers
Monosaccharides
Disaccharides
Polysaccharides
Digestive System
Ingestion
Digestion
Absorption
Assimilation
Excretion
Digestion
Mechanical
Biochemical
is the breaking down of food into smaller particles by
physical force
, so that it can more easily be processed by the digestive system.
Chemical digestion is the breaking down of food particles through chemical reactions.
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