ANSI 3543E_Ch. 1_Allison Thomspon

ANSI 3543E_Ch. 1_Allison Thomspon - 6. Certain nutrients...

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1 Writing Assignment – Lesson 1 1. Nutrition encompasses the efficiency and quantity in which an organism receives vital nutrients from nature which the organism is unable to produce on its own. 2. Plants are able to provide animal life with the vital amino acids and carbohydrates which animals cannot produce internally. Plants, in turn, gain their nutrients from the soil, providing the link from soil to plant to animal. 3. A nutrient is a chemical element or compound in the diet that supports normal reproduction, growth, lactation, or maintenance of life processes. 4. The six classes of nutrient are water, proteins and amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, and inorganic elements. 5. Energy is provided by fat (lipids), carbohydrates, and the carbon skeleton of amino acids once nitrogen is removed.
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Unformatted text preview: 6. Certain nutrients are essential because the body cannot synthesize them independently, or create enough to satisfy metabolic needs. 7. Models, animals from which we can learn and often find human applications for, have rapidly progressed scientific knowledge due to the ability to substitute them for humans or other species, which may have physical, legal, or ethical restraints. 8. Nutrition is less exact than the physical sciences because all biological organisms are different and variable. Not only are no two organisms ever exactly the same but every organism has a different environment and physical energy output. 9. Antoine Lavoisier is often called the founder of the science of nutrition. He recognized the need for protein, fat, and carbohydrates....
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2012 for the course SCIENCES 3543 taught by Professor Stevedamron during the Spring '12 term at Oklahoma State.

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