/mineral supplements and discuss. 

DB 5- Chapters 7, 8, 9- Choose from the topics below for your three discussions: at least one topic from Chapters 7-8, one from Chapter 9; the third is your choice (another one of the topics below)…

1. Brainstorm instances where your knowledge of of energy metabolism will be useful. You can also make analogies. Think about what is needed to make the body work efficiently. What does it take for the body to be in homeostasis? You can also discuss any topic of your choice; topics in both chapters, especially chapter 8 is wide open. So. talk about what you have learned…..something new perhaps.

Also: select a YouTube video or article from the web to share on this topic (metabolism), and review it.

2. What do you think of vitamin and mineral supplements? What about fat burning miracle supplements like carnitine? Do you take any supplements at all? If so, why? Find an article or YouTube on the pros/cons and /or safety/dangers of taking vitamin/mineral supplements and discuss.

3. The debate topic in chapter 8 is about pre-menstrual syndrome and vitamin B-6…what do you think? Discuss.

B vitamins are also marketed as “stress relievers” and “energy enhancers”… your opinions on this?

Back up your discussions with evidence.

Chapter 9:

1. Fluid and electrolyte balance is a focus of Chapter 9. Dangers of both dehydration and overhydration (hyponatremia) are discussed. Research vacillates on how much we should be drinking; do you think thirst is the best indicator? How much water should we be drinking? Back up your discussion with evidence. Do you think bottled water is better for you than tap water, or not? Why? What do you think of sports beverages? Healthy, useful, or marketing hype? Do you like them? Do you think they are necessary for athletes?

*** Also: Check out the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) atwww.gssiweb.com. (features research studies on sports nutrition and hydration):  http://www.gssiweb.org/en/sports-science-exchange/all/sports-nutrition (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  Select a topic and research study/abstract that interests you (scroll down) and discuss– what did you learn?2. Hypertension and the roles of sodium are also discussed, as are the roles of potassium, magnesium and calcium (DASH diet- Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) for both prevention and treatment of high blood pressure.  If you were to follow the DASH diet for one day…… how would you incorporate the 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables into your diet? Make a plan…… also plan for inclusion of foods rich in magnesium and calcium….

List other dietary and activity ideas so as to lower risk of hypertension (not looking at meds here). Also, find an article and or YouTube on this topic, include the link and discuss.

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