Biology 1- Diet and Metabolism

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what are the 3 main food groups?
Carbs, Fats & Protein
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why do we need carbohydrates?
Bodies main supply of energy.
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why do we need fat?
fat makes cell membranes and insulates our bodies
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why do we need protein?
protein is used for muscle repair and growth and building cells
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what would happen if someone had a vitamin deficiency?
could get rickets (lack of VD)
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define metabolic rate
The metabolic rate is the speed at which chemical reactions take place in the body
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what can affect a persons metabolism?
age, gender and inherited factors
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why do we need carbohydrates?

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Bodies main supply of energy.

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why do we need fat?

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why do we need protein?

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