Vitamins help keep the human body healthy as well as allowing it to function properly. Vitamins are considered an essential nutrient that the body needs because the body cannot produce them. Vitamins enter the body orally to be digested by the body for use. There are many types of vitamins that do certain things for the body. They also have certain solubility that helps classify them into two categories; fat-soluble and water-soluble.
Understand Your Fats and Fiber Samantha Erlitz SCI/241 October 10, 2013 Diana Layne Understand Your Fats and Fiber There are several types of fat, and fat is important to a healthy diet, but in the right quantities. Every gram of fat contains nine calories, regardless of the type of fat you consume. There are also certain fats that are healthier than others and some that are easier to recognize versus hidden fats. “A saturated fatty acid is one in which all the carbons in the fatty acid chain are saturated with hydrogen atoms.” (Grosvenor & Smolin, 2006) These fats can be most commonly found in animal foods, and dairy products. Unsaturated fats tend to be liquid, and do not contain the hydrogen saturation that the saturated
Good nutrition is the balance of an adequate diet combined with with regular physical activity and is essential for good health. Inadequate or poor nutrition can lead to decreased health and lowered immunity increasing the risk of disease. Insufficient nutrition can also result in impaired mental and physical development. Once food is ingested by the body it can be broken down into macro or micro nutrients. Macro nutrients are the structural, energy providing parts of food they are required in small amounts by the body.
Foods made from milk that retain their calcium content are part of the group 2) Identify sources of essential nutrients • Carbohydrates - fruits, breads and grains, starchy vegetables and sugars • Protein – meat, fish, cheese, tofu, beans, lentils, yogurt, nuts, and seeds • Fat – omega-3-rich foods like fish, walnuts and vegetable-based oils • Vitamins –citrus fruits, strawberries and peppers • Minerals –bananas, potatoes and tomatoes. • Water – water , vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, eggs, soups 3) Explain the role of essential nutrients for health • Carbohydrate - supplies energy ,assists in the utilization of fats • Protein - helps build and repair body tissue, helps build antibodies • Fat - supplies energy, aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins • Vitamins - Vitamins help to regulate chemical reactions in the body • Minerals - contains calcium and magnesium are important for bone structure, and
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There are two different types of carbohydrate, simple carbohydrates (or sugars) and complex carbohydrates (starches and fibre). Proteins are a vital nutrient which us used by the body for growth and repair, it is very important for infants and children also individuals who are ill or injured. one characteristic of proteins is that they are made up of amino acids. They are complex molecules that can promote good health. Lipids are insoluble within water, they have high energy content and can be metabolized to release calories, but they have many other uses as well.
P2: Describe the characteristics of nutrients and their benefit to the body. Answer: Characteristics of nutrients and their benefit to the body are carbohydrates, starch and non-starch polysaccharides, sugar substitutes and sugar. Carbohydrates are one of the main types of food. Sugar and starch are main types of carbohydrates these carbohydrates provide energy for the body. Liver breaks down carbohydrates into glucose which the body uses for sugar.
Unit 672 Promote nutrition and hydration in health and social care settings Hazel Marsh 1.1 There are main food groups which an individual must include in their diet in order for it to be balanced, they consist of; * Fruit and vegetables * Bread, rice, potatoes, pasta, and other starchy foods * Meat, fish, eggs, beans, and other non-dairy sources of protein * Milk and dairy foods * Food and drinks high in fat and/or
Melissa Quibin | Zaira Ruiz | Ciarra Valencia | Lea Valencia FST 101 | ST-2L | Group 4 EXERCISE NO. 9 VITAMINS Introduction Vitamins are minor but essential organic substances in human nutrition. Though they provide no amount of energy, they are required for the normal growth, maintenance and functioning of the human body. They are important constituents in considering quality aspects of food quality. Vitamin losses can occur through chemical reactions which lead to inactive products.
The nutrients are and help the body by :- Carbohydrates:- these are a source of energy as are fats and proteins they provide fibre that is good for maintaining children's bowels. Fats:- these are needed for the body to absorb vitamins A and D Proteins:- help growth and repair. They are good for children's brain, skin and blood. Minerals:- these are iron, calcium, phosphorous and fluoride. Iron helps blood to carry oxygen, a lack of this causes anaemia.