Nutrients Involved in Fluid & Electrolyte Balance, Vision, Antioxidants and Cancer

Nutrients Involved in Fluid & Electrolyte Balance, Vision, Antioxidants and Cancer

This module introduces you to the critical importance of proper electrolyte balance, adequate fluid and water intake for hydration and neuromuscular function. Fluid intake needs are variable and depend on several factors. You will also learn the significance of Antioxidants, compounds that protect our cells from the damage caused by free radicals formed during oxidation. Antioxidants include vitamins, minerals, and other compounds as well as food sources abundant in these compounds. You will examine health implications from not getting the recommended amount of fluids, electrolytes and foods rich in antioxidants including an in depth look at Cancer where cell growth is out of control. You will identify the six modifiable risk factors that have an impact on an individual’s cancer risk. Nutrients Involved in Fluid & Electrolyte Balance, Vision, Antioxidants and Cancer Written Assignment for Chapters 7 & 8: Part 1: Discuss the importance of moderate sodium intake in your diet. High Blood Pressure Research & Discuss the association of high sodium intake to High blood pressure. Research & Discuss the benefits of the DASH diet (describe what it is, how it works & how it lowers the risk of Hypertension). Part 2: List and describe the major Antioxidants and their primary functions. Answer this question with support: Do you believe it is more beneficial to get Antioxidants through proper food intake or supplements? (Make sure to support your answer) Cancer Describe what Cancer is Factors that influence Cancer Treatment for Cancer Prevention for Cancer Answer this question with support: Do you believe Cancer can be prevented with adequate Antioxidant intake? Make sure to answer all the prompts & cite all sources & articles for full credit.