Food Pyramid Research Paper

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The Chemistry of Nutrition is used on daily bases. You may find nutrition labels on the side of cereal boxes, food packages, and some restaurant menus. I picked this topic because most people around me use the nutrition facts on food. I will talk about the basics and move onto what some of the foods can do for you... good or bad, how it is digested, and many other things. Since I will be talking about these things, I will be giving examples of each subtopic. The food pyramid is made up of 5 groups. The five groups are grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy, and protein. Common vegetables such as, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, green beans, peas, broccoli, cucumber, and kale all gives the body vitamins and minerals to help the body function and to keep …show more content…
Fats are built of 16 different fatty acids. Fatty acids rebuilds and creates new cells, also produces hormone-like substance for physiological functions. Flax Seeds, navy beans, pecans, cold-water salmon, walnuts, leafy greens, and kidney beans all have Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Fats are separated into categories by their chemical chains by hydrogen. Omega-3 fatty acids are important because they give balance to the hormones in our body, reduces inflammation, regulates our blood sugar, prevents blood clotting, keeps the cholesterol in balance, relaxes our blood vessels, and makes the cells in our body …show more content…
Fiber is a type of carbohydrate. It cannot be broken down but helps regulate the body’s use of sugars. Fiber also helps keeping your hunger and blood sugar in check. The body needs at least 20 to 30 grams of fiber per day in order to have a good health. You can find fiber in whole fruits, whole vegetables, whole grains, and whole beans. Nutrients are in foods that organisms use to survive and grow. The human body consumes in large quantities. It also provides energy. Vitamins are organic compounds and essential to the body. Vitamin A is a resistance to infection, vitamin B helps your body maintain muscle tone, vitamin C, prevents cell damage from free radicals, vitamin D maintains strong bones and also helps the body absorb calcium, and vitamin E acts as an

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