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What Does Nutrition Mean? | Nutrients in a Nutshell Episode 1

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Review of Protein, Energy, and Other Nutrition Bars by ConsumerLab

Hi I’m Dr. Tod Cooperman, President and Founder of ConsumerLab.com which has been testing dietary supplements and all types of healthy food since 1999, and I’m here to talk today about nutrition bars, which include protein bars, fiber bars, fruit and nut bars. Some of these come as cookies now as well and — spoiler…

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Nutrients: What’s an organic nutrient? What are macronutrients?

Hi, this is Neily on Nutrition. I want to follow up with yesterday’s mini lecture on the six classes of nutrients. A reminder about the six classes of nutrients, they are carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and water. I want to identify the nutrients that are organic and those that are inorganic. Now organic is…

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What is a nutrient?

The food we eat contains nutrients. A nutrient is a substance present in food that exerts a biological function in our body and whose deficiency is incompatible with life. There are six categories of nutrients: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, the essential minerals and water. These are the molecules we cannot live without. For example alcohol…

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Nutrients and Food Labels

In the last lesson, you learned about the nutrition guidelines provided by the Choose My Plate diagram. Following the Choose My Plate guidelines will help you to make good food choices and eat a balanced diet. Eating a balanced diet with a variety of foods is important because no one food type contains all the…

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Metabolism & Nutrition, Part 1: Crash Course A&P #36

I weigh about 80 kilograms. Most of that, let’s say 64 percent, is water — though you can’t tell by looking. I mean, as organisms go, I like to think that I look fairly solid. After water, the next largest proportion of me is protein, about 16% — not just in my muscles, but also…

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