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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)
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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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