Introduction to Human Nutrition
Learn how to use healthy eating to prevent diet-related illnesses with this free online nutrition course.Publisher: Brian Lindshield
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This free nutrition course will first introduce you to the basics of human nutrition and cover important topics such as the fundamental nutrients in food that that are essential for our health. You will then learn about calories, phytochemicals, zoochemicals, and functional food. As you may know, all types of food are important sources of calories which people need in order to live and function well. These include fats, proteins, carbohydrates, and sugars. This course will give you the most important details of each.
After you have gained a good insight into healthy food, you will study non-nutritive components that provide the body with additional health benefits. The course will also cover the topic of scientific research and practices that are being conducted and continuously reported to the public. Here, you will learn about epidemiology, in vitro and animal studies, and clinical trials. You will also take a look at the various forms of nutrition research taking place today, as well as how the research results are analyzed, interpreted and published.
This free nutrition course will be of great interest to anyone who wants to gain an insight into human nutrition or any student who wants to enter the field of human nutrition. The course will also be valuable to any professional already working in the areas of healthcare and health promotion and who would like to boost their knowledge of the subject. So, check out the course and learn how to nurture your body with healthy food today.
Introduction to Human Nutrition
Introduction to Human Nutrition - Learning Outcomes
The Basics of Human Nutrition
Calories and Food Energy
Phytochemicals, Zoochemicals and Functional Foods
Introduction to Human Nutrition - Lesson Summary
Nutrition and Science Research
Nutrition and Science Research - Learning Outcomes
In Vitro and Animal Studies
Nutrition Research Statistics and Publishing
Nutrition and Science Research - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course, you will be able to:
- Describe different types of nutrients
- Discuss how food energy is measured
- Discuss non-nutritive components that provide health benefits
- Outline the various methods of nutrition research
- Discuss analyzing, publishing and interpreting nutrition and science research
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Nutrition is the study of how food and drink affects our bodies and lives. It looks at both the physiological and biochemical processes involved in converting food into energy and into tissues in our body. Nutrition can be applied as a solution to various problems including, weight loss, building energy and stamina, and a better mindset among many others. This free online nutrition course will give you a broad insight into making food choices for a better life.
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