Food And Nutrient

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Nutrition is _____________________________________________________________________
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Nutrients are ___________________________________________________________________
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The six nutrients required by the human body are:
These are often called the six essential, primary, or basic nutrients.
1. ____________________ 2. ____________________ 3. ____________________
4. ____________________ 5. ____________________ 6. ____________________
The amount of each nutrient that a specific person requires changes based on their:
1. ____________________ 2. ____________________ 3. ____________________
4. ____________________ 5. ____________________
The Six Essential Nutrients: Functions, Types, & Food Sources
Protein is ______________________________________________________________
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Types Food Sources
a.
b.


Fats are ________________________________________________________________
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Types Food Sources
a.
b.
c.

Carbohydrates are _____________________________________________________
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Types Food Sources
a.
b.


Vitamins in food ________________________________________________________
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Types Food Sources
a.
b.


Minerals in food ________________________________________________________
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Types Food Sources
a.
b.
c.
d.


Water is ____________________________________________________________
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It is recommended to drink at least ________ cups (_____ oz) of water per day.
Six Nutrients Key Ideas

  • We must choose foods that have the types of each nutrient that promote positive health effects instead of those than can cause negative ones (ex. choosing foods with unsaturated fats over saturated or trans fats for heart health).
  • Many foods can supply more than one nutrient (ex. Cheese can provide protein but is also quite high in fat as well as the mineral calcium.)