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Essential Nutrients. Bianca Hempston Computers 8. Carbohydrates. Examples: grains, beans , etc… Source of energy Not easily digested Make you feel full longer Helps create insulin Low carb eating  weight loss Types simple (sugar) complex (starches). Fats.

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Essential nutrients

Essential Nutrients

Bianca Hempston Computers 8


Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates

  • Examples: grains, beans , etc…

  • Source of energy

  • Not easily digested

  • Make you feel full longer

  • Helps create insulin

  • Low carb eating weight loss

  • Types

    • simple (sugar)

    • complex (starches)


Essential nutrients

Fats

  • Examples: dairy, nuts, some meats, etc.….

  • Helps produce cholesterol

  • A component food

  • Good/unsaturated fat are both: monounsaturated & polyunsaturated

  • Types:

    • good fat (Unsaturated)

    • bad fat ( saturated & trans fat)


Proteins

Proteins

  • Examples: beef, poultry, fish, eggs etc.…

  • Builds, maintains and replaces tissues

  • Protects you from disease

  • Types:

    • Simple (Amino acids)

    • Conjugated (glycoproteins)

    • Organs and immune are made of this


Vitamins

Vitamins

  • Examples: (A)- carrots, (C)- oranges, & (B)- leafy greens, etc…

  • Helps your body grow and develop

  • Main vitamins: A, B & C

  • Found in water & fat

  • Fat soluble (stay stored in your body for awhile)

  • Water soluble (travel through bloodstream)

  • In the foods we eat

  • Helps growth, energy, tissue repair, waste removal, etc….

  • Types:

    • fat soluble

    • water soluble


M inerals

Minerals

  • Examples: red meat, waters, pills, etc...

  • Builds strong bones

  • transmits nerve impulses

  • Potassium- strengthens nervous & muscles system

  • Types: Macro and Trace

    • Macro (body needs large amounts)

    • Trace (body needs small amounts)


Fiber

Fiber

  • Examples: fruits, vegetables, whole grain, wheat, etc…

  • Are not easily digested

  • Examples: cereals and fruits etc…

  • Makes you feel full

  • Helps create insulin

  • Types:

    • Soluble fiber (partially dissolves in water)

    • Insoluble fiber (doesn’t dissolve in water)


W ater

Water

  • Keeps your body hydrated

  • Flushes bad substances out

  • Keeps your body working as it should

  • Keeps you healthy and active

  • Helps digest food

  • Body is made up of 70% water

  • You get water from foods too

  • Refreshes and reenergizes you


Bibliography

Bibliography

  • http://carbs.org

  • http://kidshealth.org/kid/nutrition/food/protein.html

  • http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/fat_basics.html

  • http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0860558.html#ixzz1loeAfJSg

  • http://kidshealth.org/kid/nutrition/food/vitamin.html

  • http://nutrition.mednet.ucla.edu/articles/Carbohydrates_are_Good_for_U.pdf

  • http://nutrition.about.com/od/hydrationwater/a/waterarticle.htm

  • http://kidshealth.org/parent/growth/feeding/fiber.html

  • http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/food/carbohydrates.htm

  • http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/food/minerals.html


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Essential nutrients


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