Nutreint Needs

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2 Basic Nutrition Principles 1. We have to eat to live  “One Common Need” 1. Your diet provides nutrients and calories  needed for life and health
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What is a Nutrient? Any substance that the body can use for  nourishment: provide energy, maintain and  repair tissues, or regulate functions. 
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Essential Nutrients Essential Nutrients :  Nutrients the body can’t  make.  They are required in our diet for good  health. Non-Essential Nutrients : Nutrients the body  can make, i.e. cholesterol
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6 Types of Essential Nutrients Carbohydrates  Proteins Fat Vitamins – 13 essential Minerals – 15 essential Water – clean and safe for consumption
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3 Basic Functions of Nutrients Provide Energy (Calories) Contribute to  Cell and Body  Structure Regulate Body  Processes  Carbohydrates Protein Vitamins Fats Minerals Minerals Protein Water Water
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What is a Calorie?
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What is a calorie? The way we measure the energy that food  provides Amount of heat to raise 1 liter of water 1  degrees Celsius (you don’t need to know) gram, fat has 9 kcal per gram
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Source: plants (fruits, veggies. beans 
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