Fundamentals of Human Nutrition

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This wikibook is part of the UF Food Science and Human Nutrition Department course, Fundamentals of Human Nutrition. The instructor of this course has a PhD in human nutrition and works in both nutrition education and research. The aim of this textbook is to provide an open, trustworthy educational resource on international human nutrition. The instructor has taught at both the undergraduate and professional levels, with a strong emphasis on the incorporation of nutrition knowledge in health care and disease prevention. Their research expertise is in both nutritional biochemistry, community nutrition, and nutrition in higher education. Please use the APA Style Tutorial to assist you with your entries. Use the Citation Machine to assist you with your bibliography entries. Please use this HELP:EDITING link for information about contributing and editing the book.

Book Outline

Section 1: Introduction to Nutrition
1.1 Defining Nutrition
1.2 Nutritional Science
1.3 History of Vitamins and Minerals

Section 2: Dietary Guidelines
2.1 Average Macronutrient Distribution Range
2.2 Dietary Reference Intakes
2.3 International Dietary Guidelines

Section 3: Nutrient Processing
3.1 Gastrointestinal system
3.2 Digestion
3.3 Absorption
3.4 Gut health

Section 4: Macronutrients in the Diet: Carbohydrates
4.1 Defining Carbohydrates
4.2 Storage
4.3 Functions
4.4 Sugar and Disease
4.5 Dietary intake

Section 5: Macronutrients in the Diet: Protein
5.1 Defining Proteins
5.2 Protein quality
5.3 Synthesis
5.4 Functions
5.5 Dietary intake

Section 6: Macronutrients in the Diet: Lipids
6.1 Defining lipids
6.2 Lipid storage
6.3 Functions
6.4 Lipid intake

Section 7: Fat soluble vitamins
7.1 Vitamin A
7.2 Vitamin D
7.3 Vitamin E
7.4 Vitamin K

Section 8: Water soluble vitamins
8.1 Thiamin
8.2 Riboflavin
8.3 Niacin
8.4 Folate
8.5 Vitamin B12
8.6 Vitamin B6
8.7 Pantothenic acid
8.8 Vitamin C

Section 9: Water and electrolytes
9.1 Sodium
9.2 Chloride
9.3 Potassium

Section 10: Mineralizing minerals
10.1 Calcium
10.2 Phosphorous
10.3 Magnesium

Section 11: Trace minerals
11.1 Iron
11.2 Zinc
11.3 Iodine
11.4 Selenium
11.5 Copper
11.6 Manganese
11.7 Chromium
11.8 Molybdenum
11.9 Fluoride

Section 12: Metabolism
12.1 Glucose
12.2 Amino acids
12.3 Glycerol and fatty acids
12.4 Citric Acid cycle
12.5 Electron transport chain
12.6 Alcohol Metabolism

Section 13: Energy and Body Composition
13.1 Energy expenditure
13.2 Body composition
13.3 Weight management

Section 14: Nutrition and Fitness
14.1 Fitness basics
14.2 Energy systems
14.3 Diet and Fitness
14.4 Hydration
14.5 Ergogenic Aids

Section 15: Eating Disorders
15.1 Anorexia Nervosa
15.2 Bulemia Nervosa
15.3 Binge Eating Disorder
15.4 Non-categorized Eating Disorder

Section 16: Special Topics in Nutrition
16.1 Nutrition and Mental Health
16.2 Nutrition and Bioactive Compounds
16.3 Food Wars
16.4 Nutrition as a Profession