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Ch 9: Praxis: Nutrition

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12 Lessons in Chapter 9: Praxis: Nutrition
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What Are Nutrients? - Definition & Examples

1. 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.

Minerals: Functions & Food Sources

2. Minerals: Functions & Food Sources

Have you ever wondered the role and function that minerals play in our nutrition? Learn more about minerals and their sources and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Vitamins: Functions & Food Sources

3. Vitamins: Functions & Food Sources

Have you ever wondered the role and function that vitamins play in our nutrition? Learn more about vitamins and their sources and test your knowledge with a quiz.

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.

What Are Carbohydrates? - Sources & Intake Guidelines

5. 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.

Foods That Are Sources of Lipids

6. Foods That Are Sources of Lipids

Fats add flavor to the foods you love. Yet, eating too many unhealthy fats, such as saturated fats, trans fats and cholesterol, can lead to health problems. Learn which foods contain these unhealthy fats and which ones contain fats that promote health in this lesson.

What is Digestion? - Definition & Process

7. What is Digestion? - Definition & Process

This lesson will define the process of digestion. All parts of the gastrointestinal system will be discussed. Examples will be given when possible, and you'll have an opportunity to test your knowledge.

Small Intestine: Nutrient Absorption and Role In Digestion

8. Small Intestine: Nutrient Absorption and Role In Digestion

The majority of digestion and absorption of nutrients takes place in the small intestine. In this lesson, you will learn about unique modifications within the walls of the small intestine, such as microvilli, villi, and circular folds. These structures increase absorption of nutrients.

Assimilation of Food in the Digestive System

9. Assimilation of Food in the Digestive System

In this lesson, we'll be learning about the biological process of assimilation and its role in the digestive system. We'll learn how this happens in humans and compare it to other animals.

Nutrient Deficiencies: Definition & Examples

10. Nutrient Deficiencies: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will explain what nutrient deficiencies are, and how deficiencies of certain vitamins and minerals occur. Next, we will review what problems are associated with these deficiencies.

What is Genetically Modified Food?

11. What is Genetically Modified Food?

In this lesson, we will explore a recent advancement in agriculture known as genetic engineering. We'll look at how it's used to create genetically modified foods and also examine the advantages and disadvantages of these types of foods.

What Is Food Insecurity? - Definition, Impact & Prevention Efforts

12. What Is Food Insecurity? - Definition, Impact & Prevention Efforts

Although every human on Earth has to eat to survive, the amount of food consumed varies a great deal by region. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of food insecurity and the issues that are causing it. We will also discuss prevention methods in place to try to combat food insecurity.

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