Chapter 5 – Personal Nutrition

Servings females 8 10 males o one serving 125 ml 12

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Unformatted text preview: are beneficial for heart health o improve healthy blood lips, prevent blood clots, ward off age- related macular degeneration, may lower blood pressure Vitamins and Minerals • vitamins help put proteins, fats, carbohydrates to use o essential for regulating growth, maintaining tissue and releasing energy from food o together with enzymes help produce right chemical reactions at right times o involved in manufacture of blood cells, hormones, and other compounds • carbon, oxygen, nitrogen: 96% of body weight • other 4%: minerals that help build bones and teeth, aid in muscle function, help nervous system transmit messages o major minerals: sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium o trace minerals: iron, zinc, selenium, molybdenum, iodine, copper, manganese, fluo...
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