Nutrition and Health Worksheet

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Nutrition and Health Worksheet

Use Ch. 1 of Contemporary Nutrition, Ch. 2 of Visualizing Nutrition, supplemental course materials, the University Library, the Internet, or other resources to answer the following questions. Your response to each question should be 75 to 100 words.

|What is nutrition? Why is nutrition essential to our daily lives? | |Nutrition is the necessary supplements provide by food for humans ingestion, digestive system, absorption, metabolism, transport,| |storage and excretion of those nutrients. Nutrients include environmental, psychological and behavioral aspects of the food and | |eating. Nutrients are essential to our everyday lives because it provides the nutrients that our bodies need to function on a | |daily basis. Each person has his or her individual nutritional need. Nutrition helps to keep people health and can also assist | |with how the brain works. | | | | |

|What is the connection between nutrition and health? | |The connection between nutrition and health is that if the body is not receiving the proper nutrients then a person is | |jeopardizing his or her health. A good nutrients practice ensures a person’s health and everyday functions. Food gives us the | |fuel to think and the energy to move our muscles. The micronutrients, the vitamins, the minerals are there so that our bodies can| |function. You need food not just to sustain health, but to feel better | | | | |

|What are the six classes of nutrients? What are essential nutrients? What are the sources of nutrients? What do nutrients do? | |The six classes of nutrients include carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. | |An essential nutrient is needed for the body to function normal. This nutrient cannot be synthesized by the body. There are | |several sources of essential nutrients. This includes vitamins, dietary, minerals, essential fatty acids and essential amino | |acids. Nutrients build new tissues to the body, give energy, and repair damaged cells. Nutrients also help transport oxygen to | |cells, sustain growth, and to regulate body functions. | | | | |

|How do vitamins and minerals work? | |There are two categories for vitamins which are known as fat soluble vitamins and water soluble vitamins. The fat soluble | |vitamins are a,d,e and k this dissolve in fat and can be store in the body. Water soluble vitamins consist of vitamins c, and | |b-complex. These vitamins need to absorb in water before the body can resolve them. Each day a fresh supply of these vitamins are| |needed because the body is unable to store them....
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