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What is the function of foods with protein? Name three sources in which you can receive protein.
To repair muscles, control blood flow, breathing, and digestion. Chicken, fish, eggs, meat, milk, nuts, soy, seeds
What nutrient do you get most (60%) of your energy from every day? Describe the three types of this nutrient, rate them, and give examples of each.
You get your energy from carbohydrates. Sugars are bad - (cookies, candy, sodas), Starches are okay - (potatoes, corn, bread), and Fiber is super - (cereals, whole grains, fruits, vegetables)
What three nutrients do you need for a complete and filling meal?
You need a carbohydrate, a fat, and a protein
What is the general function of a vitamin?
They're needed for growth/mainentance in the body - helps store and use energy
What is the general function of a mineral?
They regulate body activities - strengthens bones and teeth, balance body water, and muscles contract
What is the most important nutrient?
Water
What does water do for the body?
Helps with digestion, carries nutrients in cells, carries waste out of the body, regulates body temperature
Describe the function of Vitamin A, and list two or three sources.
Vitamin A keeps skin and eyes healthy. Cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, and carrots
Describe the function of Vitamin B, and list two or three sources.
Vitamin B promotes growth, especially in babies. Milk, and eggs
Describe the function of Vitamin C, and list two or three sources.
Vitamin C resists and fights against infection. Orange juice, citrus fruits, tomatoes, and strawberries
Describe the function of Vitamin D, and list two or three sources.
The "Sunshine Vitamin," and helps absorb Calcium. Calcium-rich foods: Milk, yogurt, cheese
Describe the function of Vitamin K, and list two or three sources.
Helps blood to clot properly. Dark green vegetables, cauliflower, whole grains, eggs
Describe the function of Iron, and list two or three sources.
Needed to make hemoglobin, and helps carry around the hemoglobin in the body. Cereal, meat, eggs, dried peas or beans