Report On Aspects Related To Human Health & Nutrition

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Human health andnutrition
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION ..........................................................................................................................3TASK 1 ...........................................................................................................................................31.1 Difference between micronutrients and macro-nutrients......................................................31.2 Sources of nutrients...............................................................................................................31.3 Functions of nutrients in human body...................................................................................41.4 Compare the nutritional content of food and diets................................................................4TASK 2 ...........................................................................................................................................42.1 Explain digestion, absorption, metabolic and assimilation processes...................................42.2 Method of uses of nutrients after digestion in body..............................................................62.3 Factors which affects nutritional processes in body.............................................................6TASK 3 ...........................................................................................................................................63.1 Compare RDAs, RDIs and DRVs in nutrition requirements................................................63.2 Legislation and EU regulation related to health and nutrition..............................................63.3 Lifestyle and health factor affecting food choice of individual............................................73.4 Use of nutritional labelling with reference to legal requirements.........................................7TASK 4 ...........................................................................................................................................74.1 Relationship between health and diet....................................................................................74.2 Factors affecting incidences of diet related disease..............................................................74.3 Nutritional research related to weight management and optimal nutrition...........................74.4 Heath and diet topics which are currently controversial.......................................................8CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................8REFERENCES................................................................................................................................8
INTRODUCTION Nutrition is the scientific approach to explain the essential nutrients and its sources tomaintain the proper growth of human body. It contributes in spending healthy life by propergrowth, reproduction and prevention of body form diseases (Alvarez-Suarez and et.al., 2010).This includes digestion, absorption, assimilation and excretion of food items for growth of body.In this report various aspects related to human health and nutrition is discussed.TASK 1 1.1 Difference between micronutrients and macro-nutrientsMacro-nutrientsMicro-nutrientsThese nutrients are requires in large amount.Micronutrients required in smaller quantityProteins, fat, fibres, carbohydrates arecategorised under macro-nutrients.Antioxidants, Vitamins and certain mineralsare examples of under micro-nutrients.They are the source of energy in human body.Helps in body growth and disease prevention.Non toxic if intake is in slightly higher amount.Toxic in nature if intake is in higher amount.1.2 Sources of nutrientsNUTERIENTSSOURCESMacro-nutrientsCarbohydratesBreads, Rice Corn, Potatoes.ProteinsPork, Chicken, Beef.FatsDairy products like Butter, Cheese, Milk.WaterWatermelon, Beverages.Micro-nutrientsVitamins:Vitamin-AVitamin-DVitamin-EVitamin-KCod liver oil, Green vegetables.Sunlight and Animal origin foods.Vegetables, Egg yolk.Milk and green vegetables.MineralsIronCalciumPhosphorusLiver, Meat and leafy vegetables.Milk, Eggs and Dairy product, Fish.Vegetables.

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