Jr Sem: Eating for Health

Human are heterotrophs; we obtain all the energy required for life and growth through the food we eat. Carbohydrates, proteins and fats are metabolised in a highly regulated manner to provide the necessary fuel we need. In addition, we also consume water, vitamins and minerals, the socalled micronutrients which are essential for our health and survival. This module introduces students to explore the metabolism of macronutrients and apply what they learn for situations such as feasting, dieting, starving, and exercising or any other circumstances of metabolic imbalances leading to obesity or diabetes.

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