Nutrition: An Approach to Good Health and Disease Management

Nutrition: An Approach to Good Health and Disease Management

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This book summarizes key information required for planning and implementing a healthy diet for patients based on sound nutritional concepts. Readers will find information on the background of ...
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Macronutrients

Pp. 61-100 (40)

Esperanza J. Carcache de Blanco

Abstract

The human body is a complex system that requires energy to function properly. The most common sources of energy for the human body and that are called nutrients come from plant and animal origin. The nutrients include carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. This chapter focuses on the three major groups of nutrients that the human body uses to obtain energy in order to perform its functions.

Keywords:

Amino acid, carbohydrates, disaccharide, fats, glicerophospholipids, glucose, glycerides, histidine, isoleucine, lactose, leucine, lipids, lysine, maltose, methionine, oils, phenylalanine, polysaccharide, proteins, sucrose, threonine, tryptophan, valine.

Affiliation:

College of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.