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Ch 7: Holt Lifetime Health Chapter 7: Nutrition for Life

About This Chapter

The Nutrition for Life chapter of this Holt Lifetime Health Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with nutrition for life. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Nutrition for Life textbook chapter.

How It Works:

  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Nutrition for Life chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the nutrition for life topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Roles of carbohydrates, proteins and fats
  • Kinds of foods that contain protein
  • Effects of consuming too little or too much protein
  • Vitamins and vitamin supplements
  • Minerals and mineral supplements
  • Importance of water to diet and health
  • How to figure out nutritional requirements
  • The development of an eating plan

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15 Lessons in Chapter 7: Holt Lifetime Health Chapter 7: Nutrition for Life
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Are Carbohydrates? - Sources & Intake Guidelines

1. What Are Carbohydrates? - Sources & Intake Guidelines

Do you know which foods contain carbohydrates? Learn sources of both simple and complex carbohydrates, as well as how many carbs you should consume each day to stay healthy and avoid disease, in this lesson.

Saturated, Monounsaturated & Polyunsaturated Fat: Dietary Needs

2. Saturated, Monounsaturated & Polyunsaturated Fat: Dietary Needs

Fat has been derided as being really bad for you despite serving many important functions. You'll learn about these functions and the different kinds of fat you may encounter as well as why a lot of fat can truly, in the end, be bad for you.

Primary Functions of Protein in the Body

3. Primary Functions of Protein in the Body

Protein is a vital molecule that carries out many functions in your body. Learn how proteins provide structure, regulate body processes, transport materials throughout your body, help your immune system and act as a source of energy.

Proteins: Food Sources & Recommended Intakes

4. Proteins: Food Sources & Recommended Intakes

Do you know which foods provide the best source for protein? Learn about both animal-based and plant-based foods that contain protein in this lesson. It will also show you how much protein you should consume each day to stay healthy and avoid disease.

Health Effects Associated with Proteins

5. Health Effects Associated with Proteins

If a diet is deficient in protein, it can lead to a type of protein-energy malnutrition (PEM), such as kwashiorkor or marasmus. If a diet is too high in protein, it can lead to dehydration or increase the risk of heart disease or cancer. Learn about all of this and more in this lesson.

Vitamins We Need: Their Importance & Sources

6. Vitamins We Need: Their Importance & Sources

There are a lot of different vitamins, and they come from many different places! This lesson will teach you about what they are, how many different kinds you need, what they do, and where you can obtain them naturally.

Vitamin Supplements: Benefits & Risks

7. Vitamin Supplements: Benefits & Risks

Vitamin supplements are intended to add nutritional value to your diet. Learn about groups of people who may benefit from taking vitamin supplements and the possible risks involved when dietary supplements are added to your diet in this lesson.

Classification of Minerals: Major & Trace

8. Classification of Minerals: Major & Trace

Minerals are needed for good health. Major minerals include sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and sulfur. Trace minerals include iron, zinc, iodine, copper, manganese, fluoride, selenium, chromium and molybdenum. Learn about both major and trace minerals in this lesson.

Minerals in Our Food: Functions in the Body & Food Sources

9. Minerals in Our Food: Functions in the Body & Food Sources

Minerals are important substances that help your body's form and function on many different levels. This lesson will go over some important ones, what they do, and where they are found in our diets.

Common Health Effects Associated with Minerals

10. Common Health Effects Associated with Minerals

Minerals are inorganic compounds needed by your body. Learn about common health effects associated with the imbalance of certain minerals such as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, dental caries, iron deficiency anemia and goiters.

Mineral Supplements: Benefits and Risks

11. Mineral Supplements: Benefits and Risks

Mineral supplements can be used to add nutritional value to your diet. Learn about groups of people who may benefit from taking mineral supplements and the potential risks that could develop from adding supplements to your diet.

Water's Role as a Nutrient: Importance & Dietary Need

12. Water's Role as a Nutrient: Importance & Dietary Need

Water is an important thing for the entire world and the world inside your body. This lesson will point out why it's important for you and how much you need on a daily basis.

Water Balance in the Body: Healthy Intake & Output

13. Water Balance in the Body: Healthy Intake & Output

Keeping our bodies hydrated is essential for physical and mental performance. Without it, we will suffer from brain fog, make poor decisions, and even be unable to perform simple physical tasks. Learn more about water balance in the body in this lesson.

Determining Your Nutritional Needs

14. Determining Your Nutritional Needs

This lesson will teach you about important terms involved in determining your nutritional needs, as well as about a tool that can help you use the latest nutritional science to figure these things out.

How to Create a Healthy Eating Plan

15. How to Create a Healthy Eating Plan

Would you like to know what goes into creating a healthy eating plan? Learn how to evaluate your current food intake, find your nutritional needs, choose the right foods and assess your progress to create a plan that meets your nutritional needs.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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