Fundamentals of human nutrition


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Introduction into nutrition:
• Body composition and food composition
• Nutrients
• Basic concepts in nutrition
Basics of nutrition physiology:
• Digestion, absorption, distribution of nutrients in the body
The role of macro- and micronutrients in nutrition:
• Macronutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, lipids,
• meal composition
• Micronutrients: fat soluble vitamins, water
• soluble vitamins, macroelements, microelements
Water in nutrition
Basics of meal planning
Obesity and nontransissible chronic diseases:
• Risky nutritional habits, western diet
• Planning weigth loss
Nutrition and exercise for health:
• Mediterranean diet as an example of a healthy diet
• Role of schedules, environment, exercise and attitude to food in nutrition and regulation of metabolism.