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Great Intro to the Subject
Many Small Assignments
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Professor Fogarty does an excellent job at not only explaining the material but also providing outlines to better understand/study the material needed to pass the course. This wasn't a course where you just go to listen to a painful lecture and hate your life afterwards. Her energy and passion for what she teaches not only drives you in but it also helps you apply everything you're learning to your everyday life. For example, once you learn the digestive tract, how your food is broken down, where everything is absorbed, at what level of consumption is too much for the body, and how all excess foods that are consumed are always stored as fats; this information gives you a strong perspective on how your lifestyle eating habits should be and how it's not always about "luxurious" foods, in the end your health is the most important. By the end of this course I had changed my diet, and there are some foods that I did further research on and I no longer consider foods that I will ever eat again in my life time. It's truly a perspective changer, and a class and professor I would guarantee to anyone.
The highlights of this course in my opinion was learning the digestive track. It was the easiest because many other organs besides the stomach help in the total digestion of our food, and there are some things that cause many negative reactions in our body and we will never know because it all just goes inside of us. Everyone, based on the height, age, and gender has a specific weight they should meet as well as a certain percentage of their sugar, sodium, carbohydrates and protein levels they have to stay in. Going over all these components not only does the body great harm, but it also causes the body to store all over consumption as fat, and there is no way around this process. Therefore, we store so many unhealthy and processed food in our body, and this is how we see deterioration of our organ. This was by far the most interesting component of this course.
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This course is not difficult, but it is not the easiest course to come across either. It has basic anatomy, and also biology. This being said, you do have to put your effort and study in order to not only know the digestive tract but also know where and when food are digested, what types of foods get digested and where, as well as knowing the fluids the body produced, what those fluids allow the body to do and why it can affect our health and well being. It is quite a lot of material but with a good professor and some studying, it's not as difficult as it seems.
Pretty easy, overall.
With obesity and heart disease on the rise in the US I believe taking a Nutritional class is more than beneficial, it's life saving. With food preservatives becoming and unforgettable component of our foods now a days, it is important that society becomes aware of how much or it we really are putting into our bodies. We are given one body that needs to be taken care of properly in order to live a long and healthy life.
I have only been in this class for a week so far but have gained so much knowledge on how our food is constantly being manipulated just to have a longer shelf-life.
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In order to succeed in this class you mainly need to give your full attention to it which shouldn't be hard because I believe the information taught in this class is valuable to all humans.