Essentials of Diet & Nutrition
(Diet)

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Essentials of Diet & Nutrition

An introductory course on modern dietetics. Provides the student with a basic scientific understanding of the essential aspects of nutrition, biochemical properties and their interaction with the components of our bodies vital for our health and well-being. Allows the student to make reasonable judgments regarding nutritional claims and fad diets. Provides a basic core of factual data on current controversies regarding food, nutrition and health. Also covers information on food poisoning, additives and flavorings; and specialized topics on fasting, vegetarianism, obesity, alcoholism.

LESSON 1 Aims and Objectives of this Course
LESSON 2 NUTRITION STANDARDS & GUIDELINES
LESSON 3 Modern Lifestyle Challenges
LESSON 4 DIGESTION/ABSORPTION
LESSON 5 DIGESTION & ABSORPTION CONTINUED
LESSON 6 Carbohydrates
LESSON 7 CARBOHYDRATES - Lactose intolerance, Fiber, Probiotics
LESSON 8 CARBOHYDRATES - Blood sugar levels, Sugar controversies
LESSON 9 LIPIDS - Introduction
LESSON 10 NOTES ON LIPIDS
LESSON 11 LIPIDS - continued
LESSON 12 PROTEINS
LESSON 13 PROTEINS continued
LESSON 14 THE FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS
LESSON 15 The Water Soluble Vitamins
LESSON 16 THE MINERALS
LESSON 17 THE TRACE MINERALS
LESSON 18 ATP AND ENERGY METABOLISM
LESSON 19-ENERGY BALANCE
LESSON 20-ENERGY BALANCE WEIGHT CONTROL: OBESITY, DIETS
LESSON 21 SPORTS NUTRITION
LESSON 22 FOOD ADDITIVES & SAFETY
LESSON 23 FEEDING THE POOR, CHEAP AND EASY
LESSON 24 EAT CHEAP, STAY HEALTHY


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