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Nutrition Thinking Questions
Essential amino acids are found in eggs, milk and cheese. Grains also supply many needed amino acids. Can a person be healthy if he or she chooses not to eat meat?
Yes, as long as he or she eats a balanced diet.
Why do you need to eat a wide variety of foods?
Because no one food has all the nutrients needed for good health
Why does your body need nutrients?
to provide energy and materials for cell growth, development, and repair
Of the six kinds of nutrients available in food, which are able to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream?
Minerals and water
Place each of the foods listed into the appropriate food group: milk, lettuce, cheddar cheese, steak, beets, apples, chicken, peanut butter, cereal, fish, carrots, yogurt, hot dog, potato chips, bread.
You are having a glass of milk, a salad of lettuce and carrots, and a slice of pepperoni pizza. Is this a balanced meal? Explain.
Yes, this is a balanced meal because it contains food from all four food groups: milk group: milk and cheese; meat group: pepperoni; grain group: pizza crust; fruit and vegetable group: tomato sauce, lettuce, and carrots.
List six kinds of nutrients available in foods.
carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, water
Why do you need to drink water every day?
water is necessary for digestion; the body is 60 percent water; nutrients must be dissolved in water to be used; water is lost each day through perspiration and urine and must be replaced.
Fiber passes out of the body undigested, so why is it necessary for good health?
It is needed to keep your digestive system running smoothly.