FOOD CHEMISTRY

(Elective / Teaching hours per week: 3 / Laboratory hours per week: 0 /Assessment:final exam at the end of each term or September/ Credits: 4 )

Teachers:

CharalamposProestos – Assistant Professor – 2107274160 – harpro@chem.uoa.gr

Course site (e-class): eclass.uoa.gr/courses/CHEM102/


Topics:

    • Introduction to nutrition. Basic concepts
    • Digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients
    • Energy needs of the human body. Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins and their role in nutrition.
    • Fasting metabolism. Metabolic diseases, cardiovascular diseases.
    • Mediterranean diet, nutritional value of products of Greek origin.
    • Obesity, Type I and II Diabetes, Current Nutrition Issues.
    • Water, Inorganic compounds, Vitamins.
    • Food contaminants (heavy metals, toxins, PAH, pesticides), Food allergens.
    • Organoleptic characteristics of foods.