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Therapeutic Concepts of Nutrition - Chapter Summary
In this chapter are lessons you can use to boost your knowledge of therapeutic concepts of nutrition. Review them from your computer or mobile devices any time to learn more about the benefits of antioxidants, uses of food additives and risks of vitamin supplements. Once you've completed this chapter, you will be ready to:
- Define and share the uses for therapeutic foods
- Provide the meaning of food additives
- Discuss the benefits of vitamin supplements
- Share the definition of antioxidants
- Describe how to incorporate antioxidant-rich foods into your daily diet
- Explain the benefits of the macrobiotic diet
Each lesson in this chapter features a short, multiple-choice quiz that can assess your knowledge of topics covered. Take these quizzes before, during or after reviewing the lessons to get a good gauge of your comprehension of therapeutic concepts of nutrition. A chapter exam is available to reinforce concepts covered in all the lessons. If you have questions about lesson topics, don't hesitate to submit them to our experts.
1. What are Therapeutic Foods?
Therapeutic foods are prepared foods that contain calories, vitamins and minerals. They do not require cooking and have a long shelf life. Learn how ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) are being used to fight childhood malnutrition.
2. Food Additives: Definition, Examples & Uses
In this lesson we will learn about food additives. We will learn what a food additive is, why they are used, and some examples of food additives. We will also learn about some of the controversies surrounding some food additives.
3. Vitamin Supplements: Benefits & Risks
Vitamin supplements are intended to add nutritional value to your diet. Learn about groups of people who may benefit from taking vitamin supplements and the possible risks involved when dietary supplements are added to your diet in this lesson.
4. What Are Antioxidants? - Definition, Foods & Benefits
In this lesson, you will learn about antioxidants and why they are important to your health. You will also learn how to incorporate foods that are rich in antioxidants into your daily diet.
5. Macrobiotic Diet: Definition, Benefits & Examples
Some diets are definitely better for you than others. Is the macrobiotic diet one of them? Is there any science to back up this diet's claims? Find out what the macrobiotic diet is about in this lesson.
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