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Essential Fatty Acids There are two essential fatty acids: linoleic acid and alpha-linolenic acid. Because these fatty acids are essential, they must be supplied in the diet. The central nervous system is particularly rich in derivatives of these two fatty acids. They are found in phospholipids, which—along with cholesterol—are the primary lipids in the brain and other nervous system tissue. Bio logically active derivatives of essential fatty acids include prostaglandins, thromboxanes, and prostacyclins.
Norman Krinsky, Tufts University There are many substances in foods in addition to nutrients that affect health. Some foods contain naturally occurring toxins, such as poison in puffer fish and solanine in green sections near the skin of some potatoes. Con- Coenzymes Chemical substances that suming the poison in puffer activate enzymes. fish can be lethal; large Metabolism The chemical changes that doses of solanine can inter- take place in the body. The conversion of fere with nerve impulses.
Many of the beneficial chemical substances in plants are not considered essential, for example, yet they play important roles in maintaining health. Essential Amino Acids Amino acids that cannot be synthesized in adequate amounts by humans and therefore must be obtained from the diet. ” Nonessential Nutrients Nutrients required for growth and health that can be produced by the body from other components of the diet. , smoking, alcohol intake) Medication use Pregnancy and lactation Copyright 2011 Cengage Learning.