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Unformatted text preview: or older; and the distal ileum (portion of the small intestine) of cattle of all ages.” This suggests non-organic foods probably contains those things. Antioxidant • A nutrient that that combines with or neutralizes free radicals, preventing oxidative damage to the cell. Free radicals are damaging your DNA and causing cells to be pre-cancerous. As we get older we lose the ability to deal with free radicals. Certain foods are better at handling diseases than medicine. Phytochemicals (micronutrients) • “plant chemical”. • Complex chemicals that vary from plant to plant • Example: orange has over 170 distinct phytochemicals • Function: fight bacteria and viruses, UV lights, free radicals • Health benefits: cancer prevention (free radical and hormone neutralizing), lowering of LDL cholesterol Cardio-protective: reduces blood pressure Oxidative Metabolism: O2 + electrons + protons (ATP) = H2O When something goes wrong: O2 picks up lone eO2- (super oxide anion) - highly reactive - binds with cell membranes, DNA and disrupts membrane structure Enzyme that deal with it is superoxide dismutase. As we our ability to make the enzyme deceases. LS 2N03 – Human Nutrition for Life Sciences Organic vs. Inorganic D.M. Pincivero, 2013 Our cells lose the ability to deal with the free radicals as we age. Cancer: breast, endometrial, and prostate cancer are tied to being affected by what we eat. Trans-fat, sat-fat = bad., mono-saturated and poly = beneficial. 8 MACRONUTRIENTS O2 + electrons + protons = ATP for energy to fuel cellular processes (ie. sleeping two muscles must work: cardiac and diaphragm muscles) Our cells break up ATP to harness energy however we need to replace whatever we use. We have to constantly make ATP because we are constantly using it. We combust fats, nutrients and carbs to make ATP. 1) Carbohydrates • “hydrate of carbon” Purpose: Supplies energy to the cell Storage: Particularly applicable to neurons and RBC (prefer carbs than other macro nutrients). Low...
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