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Ch 2: Sources & Functions of Nutrients

About This Chapter

It's easy to refresh your understanding of the functions and sources of nutrients using this comprehensive chapter as your study guide. The video lessons will examine vitamins and minerals, recommended intake of proteins and nutrient deficiencies as you study for an important upcoming exam.

Sources & Functions of Nutrients - Chapter Summary

Our professionals created this chapter on the sources and functions of nutrients. As you work through it, you'll watch videos on the functions of minerals, examples of nutrients and foods that supply lipids. After you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Define nutrients with examples
  • Identify food sources containing minerals
  • Describe the functions of vitamins
  • Discuss food sources for proteins
  • Outline the intake guidelines for carbohydrates
  • Name foods that are sources of lipids
  • Define nutrient deficiencies

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7 Lessons in Chapter 2: Sources & Functions of Nutrients
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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.

Nutrient Deficiencies: Definition & Examples

7. 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.

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