Biology - Diet & Food Production

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Name the function of carbohydrates in the body.
Provide energy, which is released by respiration inside body cells.
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Name the function of proteins.
The formation of new cells and tissues, and of many important substances, including haemoglobin, collagen and enzymes.
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What food sources provide lipids?
Dairy products, red meat, oily fish and plant oils.
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Where is vitamin D made?
In the skin when exposed to sunlight.
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What is vitamin A useful for?
Making the pigment rhodopsin, found in rod cells in the eye essential for vision.
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What does vitamin D help the formation of?
Bones and teeth.
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Define malnutrition,
Literally 'bad eating.' Refers to any diet that is seriously unbalanced.
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What is a balanced diet?
A diet that contains all nutrients in approximately the right quantities.
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What are lipids useful for in the body?
Making new cell membranes, and steroid hormones. They also provide energy when broken down by respiration.
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Which provides more energy per gram, fats or carbohydrates?
Fats (twice as much).
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Name the function of proteins.

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The formation of new cells and tissues, and of many important substances, including haemoglobin, collagen and enzymes.

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What food sources provide lipids?

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Where is vitamin D made?

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What is vitamin A useful for?

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