Human Nutrition - Introduction to Micronutrients
Learn why micronutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium are beneficial for our health.
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Human Nutrition – Introduction to Micronutrients is a course providing an in-depth look into micronutrients. Micronutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium help prevent and delay various types of cell damage that may occur in the body so foods containing them are beneficial for our health.
This course will provide an overview of micronutrients and antioxidants and an insight into their absorption, metabolism and excretion as well as the effects of their deficiency and toxicity on human health. This free course will be of great interest to all learners who want a greater understanding about micronutrients, and will be of interest to any professional working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to learn more about micronutrients and their role in human health.
Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
- List and describe various vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium;
- Describe the absorption, metabolism and excretion processes for vitamins and minerals;
- Describe the structure and functions of antioxidants;
- Describe how antioxidants they can prevent cell damage.
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