HNF 150-Introduction To Human Nutrition

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Unformatted text preview: Introduction To Human Nutrition 10/01/2008 10:21:00 What is nutrition? Nutrition is the study of how food nourishes the body. The study of how food nourishes the body The biochemical interaction between food and beverages, nutrients, genetics, and health Human eating behaviors Government (public) and corporate (private) regulation and influences on human eating behavior Ethics of food production, distribution, and consumption Nutrition and Diseases: Some are nutrition-related while others are nutrition- unrelated (genetics). Nutrients are components of food that are indispensable to the bodys functioning. They provide: Energy Serve as building material Maintain of repair body parts Support growth Essential Nutrients Body can not make these nutrients for itself. They must be taken in from the food we eat. Types of Nutrients: Water Carbohydrates Fats Protein Vitamins Minerals What are calories? Calories are energy. 1 calorie equals the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of a liter of water 1 degree Celsius. Energy Nutrient Carbohydrate Fat (lipid) Protein Alcohol (Ethanol) Nutrient Density Foods rich in nutrients relative to their energy content (calories) Usually whole foods Lower Calories/Higher Nutrients = Nutrient Dense Nutritious (Optimal) Diet Maximizes health and longevity Prevents nutrient deficiencies Decreases risks for chronic diseases Composed of whole foods that are available, safe and palatable How do we know what we know? 10/01/2008 10:21:00 HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT WE KNOW? 1. We are born with nutrition knowledge. Nutritional Wisdom Dr. Clara Davis; said that children can regulate their food intake. Dr. Leanne Birch; said that children internally regulate their food intake, unlike adults. Feeding Regulation Children are capable of adjusting the size of meals to meet their energy needs and have demonstrated impressive ability to regulate their energy intake (without coercion). YOUR BODY KNOWS BEST FOR YOU! 2. Personal Testimony 3. Ancient Wisdom 4. Our Cultural Heritage 5. Our Values 6. Because somebody famous told us 7. We heard it from a food company 8. We heard it from a farmer 9. Because I read it in a newspaper or magazine 10. Because I read it from a book 11. Because I saw it in a infomercial 12. Because my professor told me Answer: Because it was discovered by a scientist....
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HNF 150 taught by Professor Thurston during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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