Nutrition in humans and biological molecules

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1. What is the function of lipids?

  • Provide energy, act as an energy store and provide insulation
  • Aid the movement of food through the intestine
  • Necessary for calcium absorption
  • Needed to prevent scoliosis of the spine
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2. Where can carbohydrates be found?

  • Pasta
  • Birds
  • Fish
  • Tomatoes

3. Where can lipids be found?

  • Cardboard
  • Oily fish
  • Pepper
  • Potatoes

4. What is the function of protein?

  • Growth and repair, hormones(eg insulin), immune system, enzymes and to provide energy in emergencies
  • Creation of bones and teeth, generating lost amounts of blood, stopping excess sweating
  • To insulate the body
  • To break down unnecessary cells and to find potentially cancerous cells before they turn cancerous

5. What is a lipid?

  • Name of the small leaves underneath a plant's nectaries
  • Aka vitamin D
  • Fats and oils
  • Carbohydrate


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