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Ch 13: Minerals in Health & Nutrition

About This Chapter

Video lessons will teach you all about the important minerals we need to obtain from the foods we eat for optimal health. You'll learn about the specific minerals we need, where they can be found, and the amounts that are required.

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.

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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