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Nutrients Nutrient : A substance the body uses for sustenance: for energy, to maintain and repair tissue or regulate functions Essential Nutrients : Nutrients the body can’t make. They are required in our diet. Non-Essential Nutrients : Nutrients the body can make, i.e. cholesterol
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6 Types of Essential Nutrients Carbohydrates Broken down to glucose Stored in liver & muscle as glycogen Fat Broken down to glycerol and fatty acids Stored in body as fat Protein Broken down to amino acids Muscle tissue made from amino acids Vitamins -13 Minerals -15 Water
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3 Basic Functions of Nutrients Provide Calories (Energy) Contribute to Cell and Body Structure Regulate Body Processes Carbohydrates Protein Vitamins Fats Minerals Minerals Protein Water Water
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What is a calorie? The way we measure the energy that food provides
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Athletes who feel fatigue are likely low in vitamins. A vitamin supplement will provide energy. To what extent do you agree or disagree
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course NUTR 26 taught by Professor Gigiacker during the Fall '11 term at DeAnza College.

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