Produces energy Types Simple (sugars) Complex (starches) Examples vegetables, fruit, Beans, beans, etc... Facts: simple sugars cause the blood sugar level to rise more quickly
Fats fuel the body and help absorb some vitamins. types Unsaturated fats:. good for heart health Saturated fats: too much can raise blood cholesterol Trans fats: like saturated fats Facts Vitamins A, D, E, and K can only be digested, absorbed, and transported via fats. Examples: Meats, plant foods etc...
builds and repairs tissues. Different Kinds of Protein complete (all amino acids) Incomplete ( not all amino acids) Examples: meats, nuts, cheese, fish etc... Facts vegetarians get all their amino acids by eating protein-rich vegetables
Your body needs them to work properly Types: fat soluble and water soluble. Examples: fruit, the sun, vegetables, milk Facts: Vitamin D helps your bones, Vitamin A helps you see at night Vitamin C helps your body heal Vitamin B helps your body make protein and energy.
Helps your body function properly Types: Macro minerals and Trace Minerals Examples: Iron, Calcium, magnesium, copper, zinc, fish, dried fruit, meat, dairy products, fruit Facts: most macro minerals can be found in salt water
Types: water-soluble and insoluble Function: helps move food through the digestive system Examples: like fruits, vegetables, and grains, bread Facts: It may also lower LDL cholesterol as well as help prevent diabetes and heart disease.
Important jobs in the human body need water Only one type if you don’t count salt water Examples: Water, fruit, meat, vegetables, bread Facts: When your body does not have enough water you become dehydrated