Outline of nutrition

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and a topical guide to nutrition:

Nutrition (also called nutrition science) studies the relationship between diet and states of health and disease. The scope of nutrition science ranges from malnutrition to optimal health. Many common symptoms and diseases can often be prevented or alleviated with better nutrition.

Essence of nutrition[edit]

Main article: Nutrition

Branches of nutrition[edit]

History of nutrition[edit]

Main article: History of nutrition

Nutrients[edit]

Macronutrients[edit]

Main article: Macronutrient

Water[edit]

Main article: Water

Protein[edit]

Main article: Protein
Amino acids[edit]

Fat[edit]

Saturated fats[edit]
Monounsaturated fats[edit]
Polyunsaturated fats[edit]
Essential fatty acids[edit]
Other fats[edit]
Fat substitutes[edit]

Carbohydrates[edit]

Dietary fiber[edit]
Starch[edit]
Sugars[edit]
Sugar substitutes[edit]
  • Artificial sugar substitutes
    • Acesulfame-K
    • Acesulfame potassium – 200× sweetness (by weight), Nutrinova, E950, FDA approved 2003
    • Alitame – 2,000× sweetness (by weight), Pfizer, pending FDA approval
    • Aspartame – 160–200× sweetness (by weight), NutraSweet, E951, FDA approved 1981
    • Cyclamate – 30× sweetness (by weight), Abbott, E952, FDA banned 1969, pending re-approval
    • Dulcin – 250× sweetness (by weight), FDA banned 1950
    • Neohesperidine dihydrochalcone – 1,500× sweetness (by weight), E959
    • Neotame – 8,000× sweetness (by weight), NutraSweet, FDA approved 2002
    • P-4000 – 4,000× sweetness (by weight), FDA banned 1950
    • Saccharin – 300× sweetness (by weight), E954, FDA approved 1958
    • Sucralose – 600× sweetness (by weight), Tate & Lyle, FDA approved 1998
  • Natural sugar substitutes
    • Brazzein – Protein, 2,000× sweetness of sucrose (by weight), Exxx
    • Curculin – Protein, 550× sweetness (by weight), Exxx
    • Erythritol – 0.7× sweetness (by weight), 14× sweetness of sucrose (by food energy), 0.05× energy density of sucrose
    • Fructose
    • Glycyrrhizin – 50× sweetness (by weight)
    • Glycerol – 0.6× sweetness (by weight), 0.55× sweetness (by food energy), 1.075× energy density, E422
    • Hydrogenated starch hydrolysates – 0.4–0.9× sweetness (by weight), 0.5–1.2× sweetness (by food energy), 0.75× energy density
    • Isomalt – 0.45–0.65× sweetness (by weight), 0.9–1.3× sweetness (by food energy), 0.5× energy density, E953
    • Lactitol – 0.4× sweetness (by weight), 0.8× sweetness (by food energy), 0.5× energy density, E966
    • Mabinlin – Protein, 100× sweetness (by weight), Exxx
    • Maltitol – 0.9× sweetness (by weight), 1.7× sweetness (by food energy), 0.525× energy density, E965
    • Mannitol – 0.5× sweetness (by weight), 1.2× sweetness (by food energy), 0.4× energy density, E421
    • Miraculin – Protein, n× sweetness (by weight), Exxx
    • Monellin – Protein, 3,000× sweetness (by weight), Exxx
    • Pentadin – Protein, 500× sweetness (by weight), Exxx
    • Sorbitol – 0.6× sweetness (by weight), 0.9× sweetness (by food energy), 0.65× energy density, E420
    • Stevia – 250× sweetness (by weight)
    • Tagatose – 0.92× sweetness (by weight), 2.4× sweetness (by food energy), 0.38× energy density
    • Thaumatin – Protein, 2,000× sweetness (by weight), E957
    • Xylitol – 1.0× sweetness (by weight), 1.7× sweetness (by food energy), 0.6× energy density, E967

Micronutrients[edit]

Main article: Micronutrient

Vitamins[edit]

Main article: Vitamin

Minerals[edit]

Organic acids[edit]

Foods[edit]

Pyramid groups[edit]

Qualities of food[edit]

General nutrition concepts[edit]

Diets and dieting[edit]

Nutrition problems[edit]

Main article: Malnutrition

Behavioral problems[edit]

Nutrition politics[edit]

Organizations[edit]

Nutrition scholars[edit]

Nutrition lists[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Databases and search engines[edit]

Governmental agencies and intergovernmental bodies[edit]