nutrition (Nutrients are grouped into six main classifications…
Nutrients are grouped into six main classifications
Provide patient education
Assist in researching and creating patient education programs related to nutrition
complete referrals and authorizations with health insurance plans
Support and encourage patients
enzymes required to maintain metabolism
essential trace minerals
Proteins are broken down into amino acids
Carbohydrates are broken down into monosaccharides (simple sugars)
fats are absorbed as fatty acids and glycerol (glycerin)
Metabolism within the body produces energy
25 percent of the energy created is used by the body to carry on its normal functions (respiration, digestions, reproduction)
75 percent of the energy becomes heat
carbohydrates are the main source of energy from the foods we consume
Every gram of carbohydrates provides 4 calories of energy
Glycogen is stored in the liver and the muscles, where it functions as reserved energy.
The sum of all physical and chemical changes that take place inside the cells of the human body
substances that undergo metabolic change in the body cells
Proteins "building blocks"
recommended that 12 to 15 percent of the daily calorie intake come from proteins.
proteins are necessary for producing energy, promoting growth and repair of tissues, providing the framework for bones, muscles, and blood.
fats provide a concentrated source of energy, transportation of soluble fat vitamins A,D,E,K, some taste to foods, lubrication for skin and internal tissues, Energy stores for future use.