Human health and diet

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Carbohydrates are made up of simple sugars. Give an example of a known one.
glucose
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what are proteins made up of?
amino acids
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What are fats made up of?
fatty acids and glycerol
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How are carbohydrates stored in the body?
In the liver as glycogen or converted into fats
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How are fats stored in the body?
Under the skin and around organs as protection (adipose tissue)
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what is EAR?
Estimated average daily requirement
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What could too little protein cause?
kwashiorkor
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Why is kwasiorkor more common in developing countries?
overpopulation and lack of money to improve agriculture
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What two proteins are known as first-class proteins and why?
meat and fish. They contain all the essential amino acids that cannot be made by the human body
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What are second-class proteins and why?
Plant proteins. They do not contain all the essential amino acids
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(PLUS GRADE) Why is it important to know your EAR for protein?
Proteins are needed for growth so it is important to eat the correct amount
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