Health Sciences 1001A/B Lecture Notes - Trans Fat, Essential Amino Acid, Coconut Oil

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An area in which you have increased control: some things are out of our control like the cost of food, but most things we put in our mouth is under our control. Provides body with nutrients required to produce energy, repair damaged tissue, promote tissue growth, regulate physiological processes. Choosing a healthy diet involves: knowing which nutrients are necessary and in which amounts. Social determinance in what you eat: translating those requirements into a diet consisting of foods you like and that are available/affordable. Have to have knowledge of what is healthy to make a healthy diet. Body requires proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and water = essetnial nutrients. Essential = must get substances from food because body is unable to manufacture them (or not make enough to meet physiological needs) Energy in food expressed in kilocalories = scientific expression of the energy value of a food.

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