Uses of food...
-Food gives us energy.
-Food helps in growth,and repair of our bodies.
-Food keeps us healthy.
-Food helps our bodies function properly.
-The food that we eat contains useful chemical subtances called Nutrients.
-Nutrients provide us with the energy and subtances that our bodies need to stay healthy.
-There are five main nutrients called:
-Carbohydrates are energy-giving nutrients.
-Layers of fats under the skin prevent heat loss,keeps us warm and protect our organs.
-Our bodies use them to produce the energy we need to keep warm and to function properly.
-Carbohydrates are found in fooods that come from plants,such as:
-Fats are good sources of energy and provides more energy than carbohydrates.
-Layers of fats under the skin prevent heat loss,keep us warm and protect our organs
-Fats are found in foods that come from either plants or animals,such as:
-Soya bean oil
What would happen if we include too much fatty foods in our diet ? Too much fatty foods can cause odesity which may lead to heart diseases.
-Our bodies need proteins for the growth,repair and maintenance of cells.
-A lack of proteins can lead to a deficiency disease called Kwashiorkor.
-Too much proteins can lead to obesity and loss of calsium from our bones.
-Proteins can be found in foods that come from either anomals or plants,such as:
-Meat,Milk and Cheese
When do our bodies use proteins as a source of energy?Our bodies use proteins as a source of energy when our carbohydrates or fat…