NUTRITION
Chapter 6
GOOD NUTRITION
• Nutrition is the study of nutrients and the way the body

processes them
• Recommended

Dietary Allowance...
ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS
NUTRIENTS THAT CANNOT BE MADE BY THE BODY AND
MUST BE SUPPLIED BY THE DIET
• The

essential nutrients ...
CALORIES
•A

gram of carbohydrate or protein
provides 4 calories of energy

•A
•A

gram of fat provides 9 calories

gram o...
PROTEIN

• Complete

proteins contain all essential amino acids; high-quality
proteins contain the amino acids in the prop...
FAT
• Fats

(lipids) are composed of chains of carbon atoms with
hydrogen atoms attached

• Saturated

fats carry all the ...
FAT CONT'D
• Cholesterol

is found only in animal products

• The

body requires 3 calories to digest 100
calories of diet...
VITAMINS
• Vitamins

are organic compounds necessary in small amounts
for good health; they do not supply energy

• Antiox...
MINERALS
• Minerals

are inorganic compounds that fulfill a variety
of functions in the body

• Calcium

is the mineral mo...
WATER
• Next

to air, water is the substance most necessary for sur vival

• Sixty

percent of the body’s weight is water
...
OTHER NUTRIENTS
• Phytochemicals (also called phytonutrients) are active
compounds that exist naturally in all plant foods...
DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR
AMERICANS
• Eat

a variety of foods

• Balance

food intake with physical activity; maintain or
imp...
OTHER NUTRITION CONCERNS
• Pregnancy

imposes a greater demand for some nutrients

• Carbohydrates

are the main energy so...
READING A FOOD LABEL
• Food

labels provide helpful
information about
nutrients associated with
common chronic health
prob...
AMERICAN EATING PATTERNS
•

Eating on the go
•
•

•

On average Americans dine out six times a week
Americans tend to skip...
NUTRITION STRATEGY FOR WELLNESS
• Assess
• Make

your current nutrition

small adjustments

• Think

of make adjustments o...
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Ch 6 nutrition

  1. 1. NUTRITION Chapter 6
  2. 2. GOOD NUTRITION • Nutrition is the study of nutrients and the way the body processes them • Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) RDA represents the nutrient intake that is sufficient to meet the needs of nearly all healthy people in an age and gender group • What's wrong with RDA?
  3. 3. ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS NUTRIENTS THAT CANNOT BE MADE BY THE BODY AND MUST BE SUPPLIED BY THE DIET • The essential nutrients are carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, and water • The energy nutrients are carbohydrates, fat, and protein, which supply the body with calories •A calorie is a measure of food energy • The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a gram of water 1 degree centergrade
  4. 4. CALORIES •A gram of carbohydrate or protein provides 4 calories of energy •A •A gram of fat provides 9 calories gram of alcohol provides 7 calories, but is not an essential nutrient
  5. 5. PROTEIN • Complete proteins contain all essential amino acids; high-quality proteins contain the amino acids in the proportions needed by the body (usually found in meat and dairy foods) • Proteins • Of are composed of amino acids and contain nitrogen the 20 amino acids, nine are essential (must be supplied by the diet)
  6. 6. FAT • Fats (lipids) are composed of chains of carbon atoms with hydrogen atoms attached • Saturated fats carry all the hydrogen atoms they can • Saturated fats are "BAD" fats=cholesterol
  7. 7. FAT CONT'D • Cholesterol is found only in animal products • The body requires 3 calories to digest 100 calories of dietary fat but 23 to 27 calories to digest 100 calories of carbohydrates • Thermogenic effect is the energy required to digest food
  8. 8. VITAMINS • Vitamins are organic compounds necessary in small amounts for good health; they do not supply energy • Antioxidant vitamins (C, E, and carotenoids) help neutralize the activity of free radicals • Free radicals cause cellular at damage
  9. 9. MINERALS • Minerals are inorganic compounds that fulfill a variety of functions in the body • Calcium is the mineral most commonly deficient, especially in women
  10. 10. WATER • Next to air, water is the substance most necessary for sur vival • Sixty percent of the body’s weight is water • Recommended daily fluid intake is 8 to 15 cups—preferably tap water • Waiting for thirst is not a reliable indicator during physical activity and illness
  11. 11. OTHER NUTRIENTS • Phytochemicals (also called phytonutrients) are active compounds that exist naturally in all plant foods • Insoluble fiber speeds transit time through the large and small intestines
  12. 12. DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS • Eat a variety of foods • Balance food intake with physical activity; maintain or improve your weight • Choose • Book a diet with plenty of vegetables, and fruits will say whole grains= untrue
  13. 13. OTHER NUTRITION CONCERNS • Pregnancy imposes a greater demand for some nutrients • Carbohydrates are the main energy source for anaerobic and high-intensity aerobic exercises • Food labels provide helpful information about nutrients associated with common chronic health problems
  14. 14. READING A FOOD LABEL • Food labels provide helpful information about nutrients associated with common chronic health problems
  15. 15. AMERICAN EATING PATTERNS • Eating on the go • • • On average Americans dine out six times a week Americans tend to skip meals Pre packaged foods • • • Deceptive in promotion of products Read labels carefully Snacking a problem • Eating between meals • Tends to be high in calories • Often lead to excess calories, fat and sodium being consumed.
  16. 16. NUTRITION STRATEGY FOR WELLNESS • Assess • Make your current nutrition small adjustments • Think of make adjustments over time
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