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Nutrition Booklet

By: Maria Brandt 

Carbohydrates

  • ~ The bodies main source of energy. They are needed for the control of protein and fat metabolism.

~ Provides body energy.

~ Can be stored and cause a build up 

~ You should have about 900 to 1,300 grams.


protein

~ Makes muscles, organs, bones, skin, and blood.

~ Would convert itself to calories.

~ You should have about 36g per pound.

Fat

~ Helps protect the organs.

~ Absorbs some nutrients

~ Helps the body by absorbing fats.

~ Can lead to obesity.

~ 4 to 5g per pound.


Mineral

~ Builds strong bones.

~ Transmits nerve pulses.

~ Can cause sickness if one has to much.

~ 10 to 15g of zinc per day.

~ 1,000 mL of calcium per day.

Vitamins

~ Heals wounds.

~ Boosts immune system.

~ If you have too much of a certain vitamin you could get sick.


Water

~ Sometimes can have nutrients and minerals.

~ Hydrates body

~ Level of salt could drop too low if one has too much.

~ 2 liters.

Unhealthy Breakfast

~ Boxed Cereals

~ Breakfast Smoothies

~ Donuts

~ Store Bought Granola

~ Pancakes

~ Breakfast Sandwich

~ White Bread

~ French Toast

~ Bagel with Cream Cheese

~ Pastry

Healthy Breakfast 

~ Fruits

~ Greek Yogurt

~ Whole Wheat Bread

~ Green Tea

~ Almond Butter

~ Oatmeal

~ Grapefruit

~ Flaxseed 

~ Coffee

~ Specific types of cereal

~ Juice

~ Tea