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.
fruits, juices, milk, and yogurt
whole grain bread, cereals, pasta, vegetables, rice, tortilla, and legumes
Functions of Carbohydrates:
pasta, breads, cereals, greens, rice, fruits, milk, yogurt, and sweets
Functions of Fibers:
-The plant material that doesn't break down when you digest food.
-Aids in digestion.
Functions of Proteins:
-Help to build, maintain, and repair body tissues.
Meat, fish, eggs, poultry, dairy products, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
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.
butter, vegetables, oils, salad dressings, nuts, seeds, dairy products made with whole milk or cream, and meats.
-Liquid *at room temperature.
-Solid *at room temperature
Examples: butter, lard, shortening
OTHER TYPES OF FAT
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.
Functions of Minerals:
-depends on the minerals for necessary life.
-Body requires 16 minerals daily.
-Minerals become part of the body.
Meats, beans, nuts, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and grains