By: Hannah White
Types of Food
- Carbohydrates- any of a large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living tissues and including sugars, starch, and cellulose and contains 4 calories per gram.
- Fiber- dietary material containing substances such as cellulose, lignin, and pectin, which are resistant to the action of digestive enzymes.
- Fat- any of a group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids, which are solid at room temperature and are the main constituents of animal and vegetable fat and contains 9 calories per gram.
- Protein- any of a class of nitrogenous organic compounds that consist of large molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are an essential part of all living organisms, esp. as structural components of body tissues such as muscle, hair, collagen, etc., and as enzymes and antibodies and conatains 4 calories per gram.
Fats contain the most concentrated energy. Fats are very filling, but are stored in fatty tissues. It's very important to only consume an amount of fat that you are capable of burning throughout the day.