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1. What Are Fats? - Functions & Molecular Structure
There are probably many images that come to mind when you hear the word 'fat.' This lesson is all about fat and will explore the structure and function of this often misunderstood lipid.
2. What Are Nutrients? - Definition & Examples
This lesson is about nutrients, which are the building blocks of all living organisms. This lesson will explain what nutrients are, the different kinds of nutrients and offer examples of each.
3. What is Cholesterol? - Definition & Overview
In this lesson we will discuss cholesterol and learn what it does do our bodies, both positively and negatively. Read about the sources, uses, and dangers of cholesterol, and then test your knowledge with a short quiz.
4. What is Soluble Fiber? - Definition, Sources & Examples
Learn about soluble fiber and what foods contain soluble fiber. We will look at some examples of soluble fiber as well. You can take a short quiz to check your knowledge when you finish the lesson.
5. What is Copper? - Uses, Properties & Deficiency Symptoms
Pennies, water pipes, and the Roman Empire all have one thing in common, and that is copper. Pennies are plated with copper, water pipes are made from a copper alloy, and the Roman Empire was known for its large amount of copper shields, jewelry, and pottery. But what is copper?
6. What Are Whole Grains? - Types, Sources & Examples
Whole grains are those which have not been refined and retain their nutritious components. There are many health benefits to eating whole grains. Learn more about these grains and take a short quiz at the end.
7. What Is Glucose? - Formula, Definition & Regulation
The glucose molecule is an important carbohydrate, essential for the production of ATP, or the molecule of energy in the body. Glucose is tightly regulated, and both excessive and inadequate glucose levels result in disease states.
8. What is Tryptophan? - Structure, Sources & Side Effects
What is tryptophan? Is it really responsible for post-Thanksgiving meal drowsiness? Read more to learn about its structure, where it comes from, and how it affects your body.
9. Vitamin E: Benefits, Foods & Deficiency Symptoms
In this lesson, we'll be looking at Vitamin E, which is present in foods, oils, and supplements. Vitamin E has many benefits when consumed in adequate amounts. In contrast, those with Vitamin E deficiencies can experience a variety of unpleasant deficiency symptoms. Following this overview, you can test your knowledge with a quiz.
10. What Are Fat-Soluble Vitamins? - Definition, Functions, Characteristics & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about fat-soluble vitamins and how they function in your body. You will also obtain information about the characteristics as well as possible food sources of fat-soluble vitamins.
11. What Are Vitamins? - Definition, Types, Purpose & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn about vitamins and the different types your body needs. You will also learn how vitamins function in your body, by the use of specific examples.
12. What Is Body Image? - Definition, Facts, Statistics & Issues
This lesson defines body image, which refers to how people see themselves. It will also discuss the facts, statistics and issues that stem from having a positive and negative body image.
13. What Is Vitamin A? - Benefits, Foods & Function
In this lesson, you will learn about Vitamin A and its many health benefits. You will be introduced to foods rich in vitamin A and examine the ways in which vitamin A functions in your body. Also, discover possible health problems that could arise due to insufficient amounts of the vitamin.
14. What Is Vitamin C? - Benefits, Foods & Deficiency Symptoms
Explore vitamin C and its many health benefits via this lesson. You will be introduced to foods rich in vitamin C and discover specific deficiency symptoms and health problems one could experience due to insufficient amounts of vitamin C.
15. What Is Vitamin D? - Sources, Benefits & Symptoms of Deficiency
Vitamin D, otherwise known as the Sunshine Vitamin, is unique among vitamins because our bodies can supply us with plenty, depending on the amount of sunlight to which we are exposed. Explore the role of vitamin D in our health.
16. What Is Vitamin K? - Benefits, Foods & Symptoms of Deficiency
We all need vitamins to maintain our health. Explore witamin K - what does it do in the human body, where does it come from, and what happens if we don't get enough.
17. What is BMI? - Definition, Formula & Calculation
In this lesson, the term body mass index (BMI) will be defined, and we'll explore the formula to calculate a person's BMI. Several different examples can assist you in learning this concept. Finally, a few examples of how to use BMI in the health care world will be described.
18. What is Potassium? - Definition, Sources, Benefits & Side Effects
We need nutrients for our body to be healthy and to function well. One of the essential nutrients we need is potassium. Continue reading to find out where can we get potassium and why it is so essential to our bodies.
19. What Are Amino Acids? - Definition & Structure
Your body cannot function without proteins, and in order to build all these important proteins, your body needs amino acids. In this lesson, learn what amino acids are and what they look like. Then test your new knowledge with a short quiz.
20. What Are Trans Fats? - Definition, Sources & Examples
The majority of trans fats are artificial fats created by adding hydrogen to liquid vegetable oil to make it into a solid. Once found in many different foods, the use of trans fats has been drastically reduced. Learn more about these fats and take a quiz at the end.
21. What is Fatty Acid? - Composition & Structure
Fatty acids are key components of triglycerides, which we use to store energy in our bodies. This lesson discusses the important characteristics of these acids in the human body.
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