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  1. Six Nutrients

  2. Words to Know! NUTRITION - is the science that studies how body makes use of food. DIET - is everything you eat and drink. NUTRIENTS - are the substances in food.

  3. The Process of Satisfying Hunger • You need energy • You feel hungry • You eat to get rid of hunger • You feel satisfied • You need more energy • The cycle repeats again

  4. What Food Does for You • It provides energy for daily activity • It gives you raw material • Eating is an enjoyable activity

  5. Six Nutrients • Carbohydrates • Protein • Fat • Minerals • Vitamins • Water

  6. Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy. Sources of Carbohydrates: - Whole wheat breads - Rice - Pasta - Potatoes

  7. Protein Protein is essential for body growth and repair of body cells. Sources of Protein: • Meats • Eggs • Fish • Nuts • Beans

  8. Fats Fats are another source of energy. It also protects against temperature changes. Sources of Fat: • Butter - Cheese • Eggs - Meat

  9. Vitamins Vitamins help regulate body functions. Sources of Vitamins: • Fruits • Vegetables • Whole grain breads

  10. Minerals Minerals help your body work properly. Sources of Minerals: • Milk • Meats • Whole grain cereal

  11. Water Water is essential to our body because it carries nutrients. Sources of Water: • Juices - Oranges • Milk - Water melon

  12. How Much Should You Eat? It depends on three factors: • Gender • Activity level • Age