The Science of Nutrition
Explore the science behind what you eat with this free online course.
About the course
There will be some human biology, focusing on the digestive system, including the liver, and the bloodstream, which carries the processed food components to all parts of the body. You will also find out how much energy different sorts of foods supply.
You will have the opportunity to carry out some experiments to find out a little more about the role that acid plays in digestion and how enzymes work, as well as working out how much energy is contained in a single peanut.
Finally, you’ll consider some of the advice that is given about what constitutes a healthy diet and how overconsumption has lead to an obesity epidemic in many countries of the world.
Starts September 21st – join here