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1.What is Nutrition?Nutrition is the study of how food and drink affects our bodies with a special regard tothe essential nutrients necessary to support human health. It looks at the physiologicaland biochemical processes involved in nourishment and how substances in food provideenergy or are converted into body tissues. These nutrients which are the source of energyfor our bodies are classed as: carbohydrates, fats, fibre, minerals, proteins, vitamins, andwater. Good nutrition means obtaining the right amount of nutrients from healthy foods inthe right combinations. An important part of the study of nutrition is looking at thediseases that can result from malnutrition and the role food plays in the development ofchronic disease.Poor nutrition can lead to a lack of energy, digestive problems, food allergies, weightgain, depression and anxiety as well as many of today’s most prevalent chronic diseaseslike coronary heart disease, cancer, ADHA. Having nutritional knowledge and makinginformed choices about the foods you eat can help you achieve optimum health over yourlifetime.Nutrition is also about why we choose to eat the food we do, even when we know theymay not be good for us. What is going on at a cellular level and how does that effect whatwe crave and set up food cycles that are unhealthy or damaging. Nutritionist advisespeople on what to eat and how to modify their diet so they can maintain or restoreoptimal health or to help relieve ill health and combat disease.There is almost daily advice in the media on what to eat and what not to eat (and drink),most of it is confusing and contradictory. Celebrity chefs and fine dining have continuedto grow in popularity. As have food fads and quick win diets. Food is a subject close toeveryone’s heart (and stomach!) and more and more people are realizing what you eat canaffect your short term, as well as your long term health.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Mr. Ephrem Alamerew
Tags
Nutrition, Autotrophic Nutrition

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