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Austin Journal of Nutrition and Food sciences

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Austin Journal of Nutrition and Food sciences is an open access, peer reviewed, scholarly journal dedicated to publish articles in all areas of nutrition and food sciences

The aim of the journal is to provide a forum for dietitians, researchers, physicians, and other health professionals to find most recent advances in the areas of clinical nutrition and nutritional disorders.

Austin Journal of Nutrition and Food sciences accepts original research articles, review articles, case reports and rapid communication on all the aspects of internal medicine.

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Austin Journal of Nutrition and Food sciences

  1. 1. DEFINITION NUTRITION: It is the study of food and health, it is the science and centers in foods, their nutrients and other chemical constituents and the effects the food on body processes and health. NUTRIENTS: These are the chemical substances that found in the food that are used by the body for growth and health.
  2. 2. IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITION Promotes satisfactory growth Prevents deficiency states Prevents acute and chronic diseases Promotes development of physiological and mental potential Provides reserves for stress Helps in maintaining normal metabolism Decreases the risk of hypoglycemia, azotemia and hyperbilirubianaema
  3. 3. CLASSES OF NUTRIENTS Proteins Carbohydrates Fats Vitamins Minerals Water
  4. 4. PROTIENS Used for replacement and repair of body cells and for growth. Made up of amino acids. Found in eggs, milk, cheese and meat. Essential amino acids must be supplied.
  5. 5. CARBOHYDRATES Its is the main source of energy for our body. These are energy giving nutrients that include sugars, starches and fibers. Sugars are simplest form of carbohydrates. Starches are more complex carbohydrates that can be broken down into sugars. 1 gram of carbohydrates equals to 4 calories.
  6. 6. FatsFATS Fats are body’s main form of long term energy storage. Fats are large molecules made up of fatty acids and glycerol. These are long chains of carbon atoms attaches to hydrogen atoms. These are classified by the types of fatty acids they contain.
  7. 7. VITAMINS Proteins are made up of amino acids, which are used in building and repairing structures in the body. Proteins are also needed for hormones, enzymes and other essential molecules.
  8. 8. MINERALS These are inorganic nutrients. Regulates many chemical reaction in our body. Calcium and phosphorous are used most by the body.
  9. 9. WATER Required for our survival. Cells need water to carry out their work. most nutrients your body needs must be dissolved in water. The human body is about 60 percent water.

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