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Nutrition Chapter 1

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Nutrition Chapter 1 NUTR 1000

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These are just the basics of nutrition
Introduction to Nutrition
Deborah Murray
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by daanii on Wednesday July 27, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to NUTR 1000 at Ohio University taught by Deborah Murray in Summer 2016. Since its upload, it has received 121 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Nutrition in Health Sport And Exercise Science at Ohio University.

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Date Created: 07/27/16
Nutrition, Chapter 1  Why we choose the foods we do o Primal instinct to eat (in the hypothalamus) o The “feeding center” is in the cortex  When and what to eat  Hunger-appetite-eat-satiety  Nutrition: Defined o Science that links foods to health and disease  Food science  Biology  Health and wellness  Culinary  Pharmacology  Social and public health o More than half of the leading causes of death are nutritionally related  The nutrients o Provide the most energy  Most carbohydrates  Proteins  Most lipids o Promote growth, development, and maintenance  Proteins  Lipids  Some vitamins  Some minerals  Water o Regulate body processes  Proteins  Some lipids  Some vitamins  Some minerals  Water o Water  No energy, no nutrients, just hydrates o Macronutrients  Gives us energy that cells can use to make more energy (carbs, fats, proteins) o Micronutrients  Vitamins and minerals  Do not provide us with calories  The math o Macronutrients = energy (kcal)  CHO 4 kcal/g  Pro 4 kcal/g  Fat 9 kcal/g  Alcohol 7 kcal/g o Calorie vs calorie vs kilocalorie  C: heat energy needed to raise 1 g of water 1 degree C  C & kcal: heat energy needed to raise 1,000g (1 liter) of water 1 degree C  1,000 calories = 1 calorie = 1 kcal o


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