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Nutrition. Why your body needs nutritious food?. Why You N eed N utritious Food. Calories - are units of heat that measure the energy used by the body and the energy that foods supply to the body. - energy needed for everything you do from exercising to studying.

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Nutrition

Nutrition

Why your body needs nutritious food?


Why you n eed n utritious food
Why You Need Nutritious Food

  • Calories - are units of heat that measure the energy used by the body and the energy that foods supply to the body.

    - energy needed for everything you do from exercising to studying.

  • Nutrients – substances in food that your body needs.

    - gives you energy.

    - building new tissues and repairing cells.

    - helping your body’s processes and systems run smoothly.

  • Nutrition – is the process of using food and its substances to help your body have energy, grow, develop, and work properly.

    • Good nutrition is one of the main factors in building and maintaining good health.


Why you n eed nutritious food
Why You Need Nutritious Food

  • Appetite – is the psychological desire for food.

    - this may be triggered by the smell, sight, or texture of food.

  • Hunger – is the physical need for food.

    - Appetite is different from hunger

    - when one is hunger, your brain sends a signal to find food.

  • Nutrient deficiency – a shortage of a nutrient.

    - when you do not get enough of a particular nutrient.


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