Nutrition in Humans. Nutrients Part I. Nutrients are the usable portions of foods What are nutrients used for? Energy Sources Building or Repair of cell structure Regulate metabolic processes. 6 Main Groups. Carbohydrates (bread, pasta, potatoes, candy)
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Examples: fibrous matter (cell wall) in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
Benefit: provides bulk to be worked on by muscles, keeps things moving forward
Most of the starch stored in the cells of a potato is composed of molecules that originally entered these cells as
Two proteins in the same cell perform different functions. This is because the two proteins are composed of
Which statement concerning proteins is not correct?
Example: Populations in Africa diet consist of cornmeal (incomplete protein) lacks Tryptophan. These children have a disease called Kwashiorkor (tired and abnormal growth)
Which order of metabolic processes converts nutrients consumed by an organism into cell parts?
Polysaccharide (starch) to a Disaccharide (maltose)