Essentials of Nutrition Science
In this course, you will learn the fundamental concepts of human nutrition, from the macronutrients, through the micronutrients, and related nutritional physiology.
Why study nutrition science?
Start your journey into nutrition practice.
In this course, you'll learn the fundamental concepts of nutrition science to deepen your knowledge and allow further study in nutrition.
Start your journey to becoming a nutrition coach or nutritionist today.
Learn Nutrition basics - What is a nutrient - Essential and non essential nutrients - What are Macronutrients - What are Micronutients - What are carbohydrates, proteins and fats - Nutrition Research - Placebo and Placebo Effect
- Understanding Proteins and Protein structure. - Ammino Acids - Peptides - Protein Synthesis - Protein Structure - Protein Functions - Protein Quality - Protein and Energy Malnutrition
- Introduction -How does Fat differ from Lipids - Properties of lipids - Lipids from a nutrition perspective
- Introduction to Digestion - The Digestive Journey - Enzymes involved in Digestion - Summary of Chemical digestion in the stomach - Digestion Hormones - Fate of Fibre - Prebiotic and Probiotic
- Macronutrient digestion in the mouth - Macronutrient digestion in the stomach - Carbohydrate digestion - Protein digestion - Lipid digestion - Protein Digestion in the small intestine - Triglyceride Digestion
- Introduction - Crypts of Lieberkuhn - Absorptive lineup and cell membranes -Cell membrane - Carbohydrate uptake and absorption - Protein uptake and absorption - Types of Call uptake/transport - The three forms of passive uptake - The two forms of passive uptake - Glycemic Responce - Blood sugar levels - Response following a meal - Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2 - Glycemic Index - Glycemic Load - Cholesterol
- Metabolism basics - Anabolic vs Catabolic - Oxidation vs Reduction - Cofactors - Carbohydrate Metabolism Pathways - The citric Acid Cycle - Energy Yield - Anaerobic Respiration
- Lipolysis - Fatty Acid Oxidation - De Novo Lipogenesis - Ketogenesis -Cholesterol Synthesis
- Introduction - Vitamins - Vitamins as cofactors - Minerals - Functional Categories - Dietary Reference Intakes - Antioxidants - Minerals as Antioxidants
- Vitamin E -Vitamin C - Selenium
- Iodine - Manganese - Thiamin - Riboflavin (B2) - Niacin (B3) - Pantothenic Acid (B5) - Vitamin B6 - Biotin
- Folate and Folic Acid - Vitamin B12
- Blood, Bones and Teeth Micronutrients - Vitamin D: Vitamin and Hormone - Calcium - Phosphorus - Fluoride
- Vitamin K - Vitamin A - Iron
- Zinc -Copper
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