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Nutrition: Introduction (02:46)


All living beings must eat to develop and replenish energy. Plants process solar energy into carbon dioxide, water, mineral salts and organic matter. Learn about trophic levels in the food pyramid.

Food (03:27)

Hear why our bodies need water, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, and vitamins. Learn about their role in functions of the body.

Digestion (02:56)

Only mineral salts, water, vitamins and glucose can be rapidly absorbed. Hear how other food is broken for use by the body. Environment, food availability, culture and religion affect human diets.

Nutrition: Summary (02:51)

All living beings must eat to survive. Plants transform solar energy into organic material serving as food. Hear why the body needs water, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals and vitamins and learn about the digestion process.

Credits: Nutrition (00:48)

Credits: Nutrition

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Part of the Series : Just the Facts Biology Basic Series
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Nutrition: it is what every living being needs to survive. In the animal kingdom, food is necessary for growth and to obtain energy used by organs and tissue. In the plant kingdom, plants capture and convert the sun’s energy directly using the process of photosynthesis. Learn all about water, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins, digestion phases, digestion characteristics, and how each of these elements facilitates survival. Plus, discover how various foods help each part of our bodies function.

Length: 15 minutes

Item#: BVL155053

Copyright date: ©2013

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