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6 ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS. What are nutrients? What do nutrients do for our bodies? How can we get nutrients? Are all nutrients good for you?. PROTEIN. For Growth and REPAIR of body cells. PROTEIN GROUP. Red meat (Beef) Poultry Fish Eggs Dry Beans Nuts

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6 essential nutrients
6 ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS
  • What are nutrients?
  • What do nutrients do for our bodies?
  • How can we get nutrients?
  • Are all nutrients good for you?
protein
PROTEIN
  • For Growth and REPAIR of body cells.
protein group
PROTEIN GROUP
  • Red meat (Beef)
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Eggs
  • Dry Beans
  • Nuts
  • Legumes (dried beans, dried peas, clover and alfalfa are all legumes) Nitrogen producing plants
dairy group
Dairy Group
  • Milk (low fat is best)
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Low fat or Fat free Ice Cream
carbohydrates main source of energy
Carbohydrates- main source of energy

Complex

  • STARCHES
  • Bread
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Potatoes, corn and dried beans
  • Legumes
carbohydrates simple
Carbohydrates- Simple
  • Sugars
  • Candy
  • Soft drinks
  • Cookies
  • Desserts
  • Jams
  • Jellies
  • Jell-O
fats provides energy
Fats- provides energy
  • TRANS-FAT- is the most harmful of all fats!
  • SATURATED FAT
  • Solid at room temp.
  • Raises cholesterol
  • Meat, eggs, cheese, milk and butter
  • Tropical oils- coconut and palm
fats make you feel full
FATS- make you feel full
  • Liquid at room temperature
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Nuts
minerals calcium and phosphorus
MINERALS- Calcium and Phosphorus
  • Strong bones and teeth
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Puddings
  • Broccoli
minerals iron
Minerals- Iron
  • Helps red blood cells carry oxygen
  • Meat (red- beef)- liver
  • Eggs
  • Legumes
  • Dried beans
  • Nuts
  • Dried fruits
  • Whole Grains
minerals sodium
Minerals- Sodium
  • Table Salt
  • Pretzels
  • Processed foods
  • Canned vegetables
vitamin a
Vitamin A
  • Deep yellow fruits and vegetables
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Apricots
  • Peaches
  • Cantaloupe
  • Pumpkins
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Dairy Products
vitamin c
Vitamin C
  • Citrus fruits
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Tomatoes
  • Pineapples
vitamin d
Vitamin D
  • Milk
  • Sunshine
b complex vitamins
B-Complex Vitamins
  • Thiamine
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • B6 and B12
  • Folic acid
  • Legumes
  • Meats
  • Grain products
water
WATER
  • Essential for life
  • Drink 6 to 8 glasses daily
  • All non caffeinated beverages
  • Fruit juice
  • Soups
  • Milk
fiber
FIBER
  • Comes from plant sources
  • Healthy digestive system
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Whole grains
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Beans and Legumes
homework nutrient wheel
HOMEWORKNUTRIENT WHEEL

Food Sources- need 6

Functions of the Nutrient-

need 3

Nutrients- list 6 essential- 1 in each wedge