Assignment 3: Nutrition 20 points
What is a carbohydrate and what is its role in the body?
- What is a lipid and what is its role in the body?
- What is the significance of amino acids in a protein?
- Describe the four levels of organization of a protein.
- What is the function of a nucleic acid?
- What is the significance in the 3-D shape of proteins?
- What are the five basic categories of nutrients?
- How does fiber help decrease your chances of getting colon cancer?
- What is the role of bile in the digestive process?
- What is the difference between chemical and mechanical digestion?
- Are lipids water-soluable? Proteins? Carbohydrates?
- What is the role of HDL and LDL?
- Why would excess amounts of Vitamin B6 be bad for you?