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NutritionExamI - metabolism repairing damaged structures...

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What is nutrition? The study of food including 1) how food influences our health and 2) nourishes our body. What are nutrients? The chemicals in foods that are critical to human growth and function. What are the 3 macronutrients? Carbohydrates, fats/lipids, and proteins What are the 3 micronutrients? Vitamins, minerals, and water How many kcals are in carbs? 4 How many kcals are in fats and oils? 9 How many kcals are in protein? 4 What are proteins functions? Building new cells and tissues, maintaining bones, regulating
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Unformatted text preview: metabolism, repairing damaged structures What are vitamins? Compounds containing carbon that assist in regulating body processes. they do NOT supply energy to our bodies. What are minerals? Substances that do not contain carbon and are required for body processes What are Dietary Reference Intakes? Lists of dietary standards What are the si...
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