By; Tarsa Cummings
Carbs are the main source of energy for the body functioning and muscle activity. Carbs are needed to control the protein and fat metabolism.
Most concentrated form of energy out of the foods we eat. These are used as a secondary source of energy when Carbohydrates are used up.
This is the main building material for blood, skin, hair, nails, organs and muscles. This is used as fuel source only when Carbohydrates and Fats are not enough.
70-80% of the human body is made of water. Water is used to give structure and form to the body and it allows an environment necessary for cell metabolism. It also provides a way for the body to maintain temperature.
These help the development of the body structure. These help convert
Fat and Carbohydrates into energy. There are 2 types of vitamins, fat soluble and water soluble.
These help with metabolism, biological reactions, water balance, hormone production and bone development. These are important to the human body functioning system and can not be made by the body.