Health and Nutrition Worksheet

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University of Phoenix Material Health and Nutrition Worksheet Use Ch. 1, 2, & 3 of Visualizing Nutrition, supplemental course materials, the University Library, the Internet, or other resources to answer the following questions. Your response to each question should be 75 to 100 words. |What is nutrition? Why is nutrition essential to our daily lives? | |Simply said, Nutrition is the study of food at work in our bodies, our source for energy, and the medium for which our nutrients | |can function. Think of nutrition as the building blocks of life. Nutrition is at work during our entire life-cycle from infancy | |to adolescence, adulthood and in our senior years and can be the antidote for many of today’s common problems, such as stress, | |pollution, sexual vitality, and disease prevention. Nutrition is just one key to developing and maintaining good health. Good | |health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well being a healthy mind, body, and spirit. | |What is the connection between nutrition and health? | |Good health is largely dependent on good nutrition, so much so that doctors trace many physical and emotional ailments back to a | |diet deficient in vitamins and minerals. Food is the primary source for health and nutrition, although vitamins and supplements | |act as substitutes. Many medicines and drugs designed to improve health contain synthetic replicas of enzymes and chemicals found| |in nutrient-dense foods. A well-balanced diet that offers consistent nutrition is often extolled for encouraging long life, | |lowering the incidence of disease, and helping sick people recover. In contrast, inadequate nutrition and poor-quality foods can |
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