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Nutrition powerpoint

  1. 1. Nutrition The study of how our bodies use the food we eat and its nutrients to maintain our health. Nutrients: substances in food that our bodies need to function properly
  2. 2. 6 CLASSES OF NUTRIENTS Carbohydrates Proteins Fat Vitamins Minerals Water
  3. 3. Energy Providers • Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats • Carbohydrates: – chemical compound composed of simple sugars (Simple carbs or complex carbs/starches)
  4. 4. Energy Providers • Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats • Proteins: – Nutrients that build and repair tissues and cells – Examples: meat, poultry, eggs, milk, fish, cheese, beans
  5. 5. Energy Providers • Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats • Fats: – Energy storage nutrients that help store some vitamins
  6. 6. Energy Regulators • Vitamins and Minerals • Vitamins: – Compounds that control body functions
  7. 7. Energy Regulators • Vitamins and Minerals • Minerals: – Essential elements for good health – Main Minerals: Iron, calcium, sodium, potassium
  8. 8. Nutrient Transporter • Water – Carries nutrients and wastes through the body – Lubricates your joints – Regulates your temperature
  9. 9. Sources • Picture sources from google images • Information sources from: – Athreya, Balu H. Holt Decisions for Health: Level blue. Orlando, FL: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2007. Print.

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