Intro to Nutrition

Minerals: Functions, Mechanisms, and Daily Needs – Study Videos for Dietetics Students

References The NIH Office of Dietary Supplements Fact Sheets are great references for info about minerals: Potassium: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Potassium-HealthProfessional/#h7 Magnesium: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Magnesium-HealthProfessional/#h7 Calcium: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-HealthProfessional/ Iron: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-HealthProfessional/ Two other articles we used in the videos: Magnesium and bone health: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3775240/pdf/nutrients-05-03022.pdf Sodium and osteoporosis: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4880174/

What are the Functions of Vitamins? – Vitamins A, C, D, E, and K

Vitamins are non-nutritive compounds that play various roles in health. This lesson covers the fat-soluble vitamins ADEK and one of the water-soluble vitamins, C. Vitamin A Retinol is most usable form, along with retinyl ester (storage form) Functions of Vitamin A Translation of light to visual images via vit A-dependent proteins rhodopsin and iodopsin Protein …

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Introduction to Macronutrients 2: Protein

Protein is a perpetually popular macronutrient—it contributes to muscle building and helps contribute to satiety. With this video, let’s dig into how protein supports almost every body system. We’ll talk about how protein structure (those alpha helices and beta sheets from biochem!) is a unique feature that is different that the other macronutrients. We’ll look …

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