Nutrition is the study of how humans get the nutrients necessary to survive. Nutrients nourish the body and keep it alive and strong. Learn about the types of nutrients and their roles.
Carbohydrates are the most efficient source of energy for the body. Learn about the types of carbohydrates. Simple sugars give quick bursts of energy, while complex sugars are longer-lasting, slower sources of energy.
Fat is necessary in our diets and serves three basic functions in the body. There are multiple types of fats, including saturated and unsaturated, with differing health benefits and risks.
Although it can be digested for energy, the main function of protein as a nutrient is material for tissue production. Enzymes are a type of protein that the body produces to make chemical reactions.
Credits: Intro—Cells and Macronutrients
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Everyone needs to eat, and this program explains why. This program provides the breakdown of the six main types of nutrients that your body needs to fuel you every day. Topics include: What Is Nutrition? and Macronutrients: Carbohydrates, Fats, and Proteins.
Length: 29 minutes
Copyright date: ©2011
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