In this course, you will learn about different terms associated with nutrition. You will be introduced to different types of nutrients and how food energy is measured. You will also discover various non-nutritive compounds that provide health benefits; about the various methods of nutrition research and about how research results are analysed, published and interpreted; about the human digestive system and the processes involved in digestion. The main food types will be explained to you: Carbohydrates, Lipids, Protein and vitamins. You will find how food is processed in the body through Digestion, Absorption, Elimination and Protection You will learn how waste materials are eliminated from the human body.