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Functions of Water

-carries nutrients to your cells and carries waste from your body.

-Regulates body temperature.

-Dissolves vitamins, minerals, amino acid, and other nutrients.

-Lubricates joints.

WATER

Food Sources: 

fruits, juices, milk, and yogurt

Food Sources:

whole grain bread, cereals, pasta, vegetables, rice, tortilla, and legumes

Functions of Carbohydrates:

  1. excellent source of fuel(energy) for the body.
  2. rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Food Sources:

pasta, breads, cereals, greens, rice, fruits, milk, yogurt, and sweets


Complex Carbohydrates:

Simple Carbohydrates:

CARBOHYDRATES

Functions of Fibers:

-The plant material that doesn't break down when you digest food.

-Aids in digestion.

FIBERS

Functions of Proteins:

-Provides energy.

-Help to build, maintain, and repair body tissues.

Food Sources:

Meat, fish, eggs, poultry, dairy products, legumes, nuts, and seeds.


PROTEINS

Function of Fats:

-Provide substances needed for growth and healthy skin.

-Enhance the taste and texture of food.

-Has "fat-soluble" vitamins throughout body provide energy.

Food Sources:

butter, vegetables, oils, salad dressings, nuts, seeds, dairy products made with whole milk or cream, and meats.

FATS

Unsaturated Fats:

-Liquid *at room temperature.

Examples: oil


Saturated Fats: 

-Solid *at room temperature

Examples: butter, lard, shortening

OTHER TYPES OF FAT

Food Sources: 

Fruits, vegetables, milk, whole-grain breads, cereals, and legumes 

Functions of Vitamins:

*Unlike the other nutrients vitamins DO NOT provide energy. 

-There are 13 different Vitamins.

-Fat Soluble Vitamins, and Water Soluble Vitamins are some others.

VITAMINS

Functions of Minerals:

-depends on the minerals for necessary life.

-Body requires 16 minerals daily.

-Minerals become part of the body.

Food Sources:

Meats, beans, nuts, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and grains

MINERALS