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The science of nutrition and healthy eating
The science of nutrition and healthy eating

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9 Summary

This week you looked at the basics of food. You learned about how your body responds to hormones such as ghrelin. You also learned about the role of nutrients such as proteins, fats and carbohydrates in your body.

You should now be able to understand:

  • why we eat and the factors that affect hunger
  • the different macronutrients and their function in the human body
  • the different micronutrients and their function in the human body.

Next week, you will look at what happens to your food after eating it. You will look at the path your food travels through your body and how it is broken down inside your body. You will also have the opportunity to carry out a fun experiment before examining how nutrients are transported around your body.

You can now go to Week 2 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .