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Nutrients<br />
What is a nutrient?<br />A nutrient is a chemical that an organism needs in order to survive and grow.<br />Nutrients are ...
Six types of nutrients<br />The six nutrients the body needs: Proteins, Carbohydrates, Minerals, Fats, Vitamins, and Water...
Proteins<br />A protein is a long chain of amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. <br />Most of our ...
Carbohydrates<br />Body’s main source of energy, because they can be transformed fast into glucose(sugar that’s is transpo...
Complex Carbohydrate<br />Combination of different types of sugars.<br />Take a longtime to break down. <br />Often referr...
Simple carbohydrates<br />Referred as a quick energy source, they can be digested easily. <br />Made up of a single basic ...
Minerals<br />Help your body grow, develop, and stay healthy. <br />The body uses minerals to perform many different funct...
Fats<br />Fats or lipids are an important part of a healthy diet. They are formed by fatty acids and glycerol.<br />Fatty ...
Saturated fat<br />Type of single-bond animal or vegetable fat. <br />Eating food containing this fat can raise up the lev...
Unsaturated fat<br />Results from plant and animal sources. <br />Eating foods that have more unsaturated fat than saturat...
Water/Facts<br />Most important nutrient, because many of the body’s processes including chemical reactions take place in ...
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Nutrients

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There are six different types of nutrients that the human body need. Each nutrient has a specific role.

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Nutrients

  1. 1. Nutrients<br />
  2. 2. What is a nutrient?<br />A nutrient is a chemical that an organism needs in order to survive and grow.<br />Nutrients are the substances that supply the body.<br />They build and repair tissues, give heat and energy, regulate body processes.<br />
  3. 3. Six types of nutrients<br />The six nutrients the body needs: Proteins, Carbohydrates, Minerals, Fats, Vitamins, and Water. <br />The body uses all of these nutrients to provide support in the body.<br />Help the immune system fight diseases.<br />Each nutrient has a specific purpose.<br />
  4. 4. Proteins<br />A protein is a long chain of amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. <br />Most of our body parts are made from proteins: hair, skin, blood, organs, and muscles.<br />Proteins is needed for cells to grow. It also repairs or replaces healthy cells and tissues.<br />
  5. 5. Carbohydrates<br />Body’s main source of energy, because they can be transformed fast into glucose(sugar that’s is transported and used by the body).<br />Two types of carbohydrates: complex and simple. <br />
  6. 6. Complex Carbohydrate<br />Combination of different types of sugars.<br />Take a longtime to break down. <br />Often referred as starch, a large number of glucose joined together. <br />Starch or complex carbohydrates include foods such as breads, pasta, nuts, and beans, etc.<br />
  7. 7. Simple carbohydrates<br />Referred as a quick energy source, they can be digested easily. <br />Made up of a single basic sugar. <br />Provide the sweet taste in our food, such as cakes, soda, candy, and jellies, etc. <br />
  8. 8. Minerals<br />Help your body grow, develop, and stay healthy. <br />The body uses minerals to perform many different functions – from building strong bones to transmitting nerve impulses. <br />Some minerals are even used to make hormones or maintain a normal, heartbeat.<br />Minerals do not produce energy.<br />
  9. 9. Fats<br />Fats or lipids are an important part of a healthy diet. They are formed by fatty acids and glycerol.<br />Fatty acids are needed to help the body absorb fat soluble vitamins.<br />Two types of fat are: saturated and unsaturated.<br />Each type of fat is used differently in our bodies and has different effects.<br />
  10. 10. Saturated fat<br />Type of single-bond animal or vegetable fat. <br />Eating food containing this fat can raise up the level of cholesterol in your blood which increases the risk of a heart disease or a stroke.<br />The majority of saturated fat come mainly from animal sources, including meat and dairy products like butter, egg yolks, and coconut or palm oil.<br />
  11. 11. Unsaturated fat<br />Results from plant and animal sources. <br />Eating foods that have more unsaturated fat than saturated fat may cause low blood cholesterol levels. <br />Found mainly in fish, nuts, seeds, salmon, olives, walnuts, and liquid vegetable oils such as soybean, corn, canola, olive and sunflower.<br />This fat spreads vitamins A, D, E, and K, keeping the hair and skin healthy. They play a key role in maintaining the body warm.  <br />
  12. 12. Water/Facts<br />Most important nutrient, because many of the body’s processes including chemical reactions take place in water.<br />Need to drink at least 1 liter of water each day.<br />Dehydration might occur leading problems with the circulatory, respiratory, and nervous system if you don’t drink water.<br />body is made up of 55-75 percent water. <br />Water does not produce energy.<br />

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