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Biology Health Nutrition

Nutrition Essentials

The Building Blocks of Nutrition Science

Anyone trying to improve how they eat by understanding nutrition science is bound to come across some potentially confusing terminology. Understanding the basic building blocks of nutrition and of the human body can help you navigate through the jargon and figure out how to improve your diet. This stream provides an overview of the main micronutrients — particularly the essential vitamins and minerals. It then takes a detailed look at the three main macronutrients — carbohydrates, protein, and fat.