Introduction to the basics of nutrition, diet and dietetics

Hello and welcome to this white paper on nutrition. It's a full course twenty or so chapters in which you'll learn to juggle the various basic concepts of the nutritionbetween macronutrients and enzymes, carbohydratessugar, vitamin or even minerals

Indeed, when you start to take an interest in feedingWhether it's to make a living out of it, or because we want to understand how it works so that we can feed ourselves better, we can quickly find ourselves at a loss.

Thanks to this courseyou will learn to master the basics of nutrition and dietetics. You'll understand the importance of molecules and minerals, vitaminsYou'll know exactly what nutrients are, and how to define them. This way, you'll know exactly what we're talking about when we mention a nutrient. proteina carbohydratea macronutrient, or a salt mineral.

And it's this tedious but necessary introduction that will enable you to tackle the next major volumes of the Blooness guideincluding low-carb foodor Mediterranean dietand how to apply them in practice.

Indeed, this introduction to the basics of nutrition is part of a larger guide that synthesizes and popularizes a maximum of data available on the Internet in an attempt to develop a kind of healthy, "ideal" diet for the body, which you can find here. This course is therefore Volume 1 of this comprehensive guide, which will be updated over time.

It's a course designed to introduce everyone to the basics of nutrition, and which, like the rest of the guide, is available in both text and podcast formats.

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Introduction (you are here)

I. Macronutrients

Learn about the fundamentals of nutrition: macronutrients.

The three macronutrients: carbohydrates, fats, proteins
Official nutritional recommendations
Focus on carbohydrates
Focus on fibers
Focus on proteins
Complementary proteins
Focus on lipids


II. Micronutrients

In addition to macronutrients (proteinscarbohydrateslipids), don't forget to understand the benefits of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), to make the most of them for your diet.

> Fat-soluble vitamins : Vitamin A,  Vitamin DVitamin E and Vitamin K.
> Water-soluble vitamins : Vitamin CVitamin B1B2B3 or PPB5B6B8B9 and B12.

> Major minerals : Calciummagnesiumpotassiumphosphorussulfursodiumchlorine.
> Trace elements : ironzinccopperfluoriodinechromeselenium.

Summary of recommended vitamin and mineral intakes: the top multivitamins.

Course conclusion

Guide contents