Describe how a long-term imbalance of micronutrients could affect one’s health. What happens if there is a deficiency? What happens if there is an excess?

The Signature Assignment for NUT200 is a two (2) page APA-style research paper that demonstrates the application of the knowledge gained throughout the course. This paper will require both a Title Page and Reference Page with your two-page essay.
Major Due Dates:
Week 1: Topic
Week 3: Rough Draft
Week 6: Final Draft
Your paper will discuss each of the below points. You may answer the questions form either a human’s or an animal’s perspective.
What are the four (4) components of a healthy diet? Be sure to explain each of the four components.
Name one (1) function of each of the following macronutrients: Fats, Protein, and Carbohydrates.
Discuss how a long-term deficiency and/or excess in each of the above-mentioned macronutrients affects overall health
There are many micronutrients involved in fluid balance (electrolytes) and protection from oxidation (antioxidants). Name three (3) micronutrients and discuss what each of them does in terms of overall health.
Describe how a long-term imbalance of micronutrients could affect one’s health. What happens if there is a deficiency? What happens if there is an excess?
Discuss the importance of physical activity in terms of energy intake. How can your subject balance their physical activity with their energy intake? How much physical activity does your subject need each day to maintain a healthy body weight? What are some ways that your subject can stay active?
Name one precaution your subject has taken in the past week in terms of food safety.
Name one common nutritional issue associated with each of the following groups of people: Pregnant Women, Children or Adolescents, and the Elderly
Name two (2) reputable sources of nutritional information besides your teacher and your textbook (These can be from online sources, nutrition-based organizations, or registered medical professionals)

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