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Minerals in Health and Nutrition
This chapter is focused on the role of minerals in health and nutrition. You will learn about the different minerals needed for health, the foods they can be found in, and the amounts that are required. You'll also find out about effects of consuming too little and too much of a given mineral.
You will learn about the important health effects of minerals, and how they are classified, as major, or trace. Influences on absorption, retention and availability of minerals in the body will be discussed. After completing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Classify minerals as major or trace
- Identify medical conditions, dietary factors, and other relationships that influence mineral absorption, retention and availability
- Discuss key functions and food sources of major and trace minerals
- Describe common health effects associated with minerals
Lessons will be taught via short, engaging videos that hold your attention while they educate you. Along with the videos come self-assessment quizzes and lesson transcripts for even more thorough learning. You'll find key terms highlighted for you and video tags to help you locate the exact portion of a video you want to review. All these materials were compiled by instructors who are subject-matter experts in their field.
1. 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.
2. Influences on the Absorption, Retention, & Availability of Minerals in the Body
Minerals are inorganic compounds needed by your body. The degree to which minerals can be absorbed, retained and made available depends on factors such as different components of your diet and your body's need for the mineral.
3. 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.
4. 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.
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- Life Cycle Stages & Nutrition
- Energy Balance & The Body
- The Chemical Composition of Nutrients
- Nutritional Biochemistry
- Nutrition-Related Physiology
- Digestion & Nutrient Absorption
- Metabolism of Nutrients
- Carbohydrates in Health & Nutrition
- Protein's Role in Nutrition
- Lipids in Health & Nutrition
- Vitamins in Nutrition
- Symptoms of Mineral Deficiency & Toxicity
- Meeting Nutrient Requirements
- Nutritional Assessment
- Clinical Intervention & Monitoring
- Drug & Nutrient Interactions
- Dietary Therapeutics & Behavior Optimization
- The Risk of Eating Disorders to Nutrition
- Professional Issues in Nutrition
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