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Nutrients. Mr. DiCicco. Six Essential Nutrients. Carbohydrates Proteins Fats Vitamins Minerals Water . Macronutrients: get energy from. Carbohydrates. Starches and sugar found in foods 4 calories a gram 45-65% daily calories should be from carbohydrates . Simple Carbohydrates.

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nutrients

Nutrients

Mr. DiCicco

six essential nutrients
Six Essential Nutrients
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Water

Macronutrients: get energy from

carbohydrates
Carbohydrates
  • Starches and sugar found in foods
  • 4 calories a gram
  • 45-65% daily calories should be from carbohydrates
simple carbohydrates
Simple Carbohydrates
  • Sugars found in:
    • Fruits
    • Vegetables
    • Milk
    • Honey
    • Maple syrup
    • Refined sugars
complex carbohydrates
Complex Carbohydrates
  • Aka starches, long chains of sugar linked together
  • vegetables (i.e., potatoes, dry beans, peas, and corn)
  • Breads
  • Cereals
  • Grains
whole grain
Whole Grain
  • all of the parts of the grain seed
  • Contain nutrients and fiber
  • Refined grains:
    • Processed grains that have less nutrients and fiber
fiber
Fiber
  • Type of complex carbohydrates that the body can’t digest
soluble fiber
Soluble fiber
  • dissolves in water
  • can help lower glucose levels
  • lower blood cholesterol
insoluble fiber
Insoluble Fiber
  • does not dissolve in water
  • help food move through your digestive system
  • prevent constipation.
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  • http://www.howcast.com/videos/501158-Multigrain-vs-Whole-Grain-Healthy-Food
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBJN7DH83HA
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