NH 311 Contemporary Topics in Nutrition Instructor: Donna Morrison, MS, RD, MBA Daytime phone: 313-343-1732 Fax: 313-343-1957 Email: [email protected] Office hours: By appointment only Course Description: Examination of current nutrition top
Protein Greek prime importance
Main difference from CHO & fats is that protein contains nitrogen Amino acids are the building blocks Each amino acid has a distinctive side chain differs in size, shape & electrical charge (neutral, negativ
Storage form of energy
Function of Fats in the Body
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Major storage form of energy Shock absorber for body organs Insulation from cold temperatures Medium for fat soluble nutrients Raw material for various molecules (bile, vit. D) &
Why participate in physical activity?
1. Lowers risk of most major diseases 2. Supports mental & emotional well-being 3. Supports immune function 4. Promotes physical health & well-being
Components of Fitness
1. Flexibility Especially important with aging
Carbo from carbon Hydrate from water
Broken down in the body to energy, CO2, & water Excess glucose is converted to fat Fat can be used as an alternative fuel if carbohydrate or
protein are available Fat alone can be u
Contemporary Topics in Nutrition
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Interest in Nutrition
Why Do We Care What Anyone Eats?
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Non-nutritive Phytochemicals Functional foods Neutraceuticals Organically grown Enriched Fortified Refi