IUFoST-HN-1: Introduction to Human Nutrition

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The food we eat affects our health, well-being and survival. Nutrition is the science of food, the nutrients and other health promoting non-nutrient compound found in food. The study of nutrition includes: (a) the study of the food from which nutrients come from, (b) the study of nutrients and their functions in the body, and (c) the study of the non-nutrient compounds found in food which have beneficial health properties.

Course Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Carbohydrates
  3. Proteins
  4. Lipids
  5. Minerals
  6. Vitamins
  7. Strategies for Combatting Micronutrient Deficiency
  8. Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods
  9. Effects of Processing and Storage of Micronutrients and Bioactive Compounds
  10. Recommendations for Health Eating
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