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Nutrition 101, Week 2 Study guide

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Study materials for Week 2 of Nutrition 101. Covers food groups, nutrients, deficiencies, ect.
Nutrition 101
Dr. Lucas
Study Guide
nutrition, foundations of nutritional science
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This 4 page Study Guide was uploaded by Kendra on Thursday September 29, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Nutrition 101 at South Puget Sound Community College taught by Dr. Lucas in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 60 views. For similar materials see Nutrition 101 in Nutrition and Food Sciences at South Puget Sound Community College.

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Nutrition 101 FALL SEMESTER 2016 Week 2 Notes There are 6 classes of nutrients; Proteins, carbohydrates, fats/lipid, vitamins, water, and minerals. Each nutrient perform different functions and provide different purposes. ● Proteins ○ Builds tissue formation ○ Necessary for cell reparation ○ Provides hormone and enzyme function ○ Builds muscle ○ Keeps immune system healthy ● Carbohydrates ○ A ready source of energy ○ Provides structural constituents for formation of cells ● Fats/Lipids ○ Stores energy ○ Signals molecules for cellular communication ○ Helps with the structural formation of cells ● Vitamins ○ Regulates body processes ○ Promotes normal body system functions ● Minerals ○ Regulates body processes ○ Necessary for cell function ○ Comprise bodily tissues ● Water ○ Carries nutrients to all body parts ○ Transports waste for disposal ○ Regulates body temperature Definitions of Nutrition ● Malnutrition ○ One who does not receive proper nutrition. No attention to lack of or excessive nutrients. ● Undernutrition ○ Lack of nutrients and insufficient energy supplies. 1 ● Overnutrition ○ Excessive nutrient and energy intake (can lead to obesity). Nutrients important for healing process ● Vitamin A ● Vitamin C ● Proteins ● Fats/Lipids ● Carbohydrates 5 healthy diet guidelines ● Adequacy ○ Sufficient amounts of each nutrient, + fiber and calories. ● Balance ○ Equal amounts of all nutrients and not and not having more of one than another. ● Calories ○ Making sure that the amount of energy you consume is enough for your days activities and energy output. ● Moderation ○ No over indulgence of food or under eating. ● Variety ○ Variety among the different food groups. For healthy eating, it is best to reduce sodium, saturated and trans fat, cholesterol, added sugars, and refined grains. ➔ Nutrition dense food- Foods that contain many important nutrients per calorie ◆ Opposite of empty calorie food ➔ Desirable blood pressure is 120 over 80 mmHg ➔ Keeping track of your health records helps physicians and you asses your health and wellbeing. ➔ Numerous things one should keep track of would be ◆ Weight, height, blood pressure(measurement of forces against arteries by each heartbeat) ◆ Blood tests for blood-lipid and glucose levels, kidney and liver function, and disease markers. ◆ Hearing and vision records, and oral health (such as a tooth infection) 2 ◆ Body Mass Index or BMI is the individuals body weight in kgs, divided by the square of their height in meters. kg/m . This is used for indication on if a person is underweight, overweight, obese, or average weight. However the downside of this is that it does not take muscle mass into consideration over fat tissue. ◆ Mental and social well being is also important for your health. ➔ Keeping a journal of what you daily eat is a good resource for deciding if what you eat is healthy and provides all the nutrients and energy that you need. A diet history is a person's intake over several days. ➔ Keeping track of your family medical history is also important because genetics can play a large role in defining your health. ➔ A lifestyle assessment is when you evaluate your personal habits, sleep patterns, emotional health, ect. Is what you're doing healthy? Sustainable food systems ● Ecosystem- the biological and physical environments and their interactions with the community of organisms that inhabit the same environment as well as the interaction between them. ● Sustainable food system- one that provides healthy food to meet current food needs while maintaining healthy ecosystems that can also provide food for generations to come with minimals negative impact to the environment. The attributes to this are availability, accessibility, affordability to all, humane, and just. Daily Reference Intakes 2.6 ● DRI’s are the recommendation levels for specific nutrients and are different recommendations. ● Estimated average requirements (EAR) ● Recommended dietary allowances (RDA) ● Adequate intakes (AI) ● Tolerable upper intake levels( UL) ● These are used as just a guideline 3 ● Used by nutritionists and physicians to help with nutritional recommendations for people ➔ Daily value (DV) is the recommended amount of a given nutrient based on a 2,000 calorie diet ➔ Percentage of daily value (percent DV) is the proportion of the total daily recommended amount that you will get from one serving on the food. ➔ Always best to look for foods with low DV %, 20 is high, 5 is low. Unless it is for vitamin intake. ➔ Fat free or low fat is <3 grams of fat. ➔ Low salt is <140 mg of sodium ➔ Low cholesterol is <20 mg and 2 grams of saturated fat ➔ To keep companies from making false claims, the FDA provides regulation for food manufacturers in putting labels on packages that promote health ➔ Primary deficiency- not taking in enough of a specific nutrient. Like not enough calcium or vitamin C. ➔ Secondary deficiency- taking plenty of nutrients in but not able to use it. Possible bodily problems. ➔ Subclinical deficiency- deficiency of a nutrient sufficient to affect health but not severe enough to cause classic deficiency symptoms. There are 5 food groups, then oils which is not a food group but they provide essential nutrients. ● Fruits: contain potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, and folate (folic acid). ● Vegetable: there are 5 subgroups of veggies: dark green vegetables, starchy  vegetables, red and orange vegetables, beans and peas, and other vegetables.  Contains potassium, dietary fiber, folate (folic acid), vitamin A, and vitamin C. ● Grains: contain dietary fiber, several B vitamins, and minerals. Also divided into  2 subgroups, Whole Grains and Refined Grains. ● Protein: contains protein, B vitamins, vitamin E, iron, zinc, and magnesium.  Comes in several forms such as meat, fish, seeds and nuts, poultry, eggs, soy, and  beans. ● Dairy: Does not have to be just milk, can be yogurt, cheese, and soymilk. Contains calcium, potassium, and vitamin D. ● Oils: contain monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated (PUFA) fats  (healthy fats of course in moderation, about 6­7 teaspoons a day). Good fatty acids. 4


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