The functions and sources of B-complex vitamins, as well as risk factors associated with deficiency. Conditions that result from deficiencies of B1 (Thiamin), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B6 (Pyridoxine), B9 (Folate/Folic Acid), and B12 (Cobalamin). The functions and sources of vitamin C, as well as the risk factors and signs/symptoms associated with scurvy.
The lowdown on the three macronutrients, including function and food sources for each. Carbohydrates: simple vs. complex, glycogen, and fiber. Fat: saturated vs. unsaturated vs. trans, and cholesterol. Protein: amino acids; complete, incomplete, complementary, anabolism/catabolism, and nitrogen balance.
What's the difference between a macronutrient and a micronutrient? A water soluble vitamin vs. a fat soluble vitamin? A major mineral vs. a trace mineral? In this introduction to our Nutrition Essentials for Nursing video series, you'll learn all this and more!