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 macro-nutrients 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, vitaminsetc... that make up nutrients, and you'll know how to define them.

It's a course designed to introduce everyone to the basics of nutrition. Once you've assimilated the course, you're free to delve deeper if the subject interests you!

Finally, this introduction to the basics of nutrition is part of a larger white paper, which synthesizes as much information as possible on healthy, "ideal" eating for the body, which you can find here. This course is Volume 1 of this comprehensive guide, which will be updated over time.

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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.

Course conclusion

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