6 Nutrients

By William Johnson

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the main energy source for the body.

Complex carbohydrates are starches and fiber.

Ex. 1: Skim Milk

Ex. 2: Soy beans

Simple carbohydrates are sugars.

Ex.1: Candy

Ex. 2: Cake

4 calories are in 1 gram of carbohydrates

Fats

Fats affects the cholesterol level in your blood.

Saturated fats are solid and temperature.

Ex 1: Parmesan cheese

Ex 2: Cheese

Unsaturated fats are usually liquid at room temperature.

Ex 1: Nuts

Ex 2: Vegetable oils

The risks of too much cholesterol is heart attack and/or heart disease.

Protein

Proteins help you get energy if you don't take in enough carbohydrates and fat.

Complete proteins have all nine essential amino acids

Ex. 1: Fish

Ex. 2: Poultry

Incomplete proteins lack one or more essential amino acids

Ex. 1: Grains

Ex. 2: Beans

Water

Water carries nutrients, helps regulate body temperature, and helps perform life-supporting functions.

We water by: Drinking, juice,milk and soups.

You could die from Dehydration or have Muscle Pain.

Vitamins

Vitamins regulates body processes.

Water-soluble dissolve in water.

Fat-soluble dissolve in fat.

Minerals

Minerals form cells and regulates body processes

Ex. 1: Calcium

Ex. 2: Phosphorus

Too little calcium can cause osteoporosis

Too little iron you can develop anemia