Nutrient Assignment HPS 1040

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Nutrient Assignment Katie Flint HPS 1040 Kliem 3.2.11 Nutrient Assignment 1) Carbohydrate- an organic material that consists of 3 essential elements: carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. It is the most common source of energy for all living organisms and can be found in everything from bread to sugar. There are two different types of carbohydrates, simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates are more refined, and are found in less nutritious foods such as sugars and white flour breads whereas complex carbohydrates have more substance to them and are more satisfying to the body. Examples of complex carbohydrates include most fruits and vegetables and brown/whole grain breads and rice. 2) Protein- A biochemical compound consisting of one or more polypeptides made up of several amino acids. As organisms, we can obtain up to 20 amino acids, but in order to do this, we must eat
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Unformatted text preview: protein filled foods such as meats, beans and nuts. 3) Fats- a group of compounds that are largely insoluble in water. There are two types of fats: Saturated and Unsaturated. Saturated fats are “saturated” with hydrogen atoms whereas the unsaturated fats have one or more carbon double bond. 4) Trans Fats- Fats that are partially hydrogenated. Includes most fried foods. 5) Saturated Fats- Fats that have a chemical makeup where the carbons are surrounded by hydrogens. Naturally found in animal products, especially dairy products and meats. 6) Cholesterol-a waxy steroid metabolite that is found in most animal products including eggs, cheese and meats....
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This note was uploaded on 08/03/2011 for the course HPS 1040 taught by Professor Surrency during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Tech.

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