Chapter 5 – Personal Nutrition

nuts females 2 servings males 3 serving 50 100g lean

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Unformatted text preview: ride, chromium Antioxidants • substances that prevent harmful effects caused by oxidation within body • include vitamins C, E, and beta- carotene, carotenoids and flavonoids Phytochemicals • compounds exist naturally in plants • serve many functions, including helping plant protect itself from bacteria and disease Canada’s Food Guide Vegetables and Fruit • vegetables: low in fat and high in fibre o provide vitamins A and C o provide minerals – magnesium and iron o may protect against cancer o 7- 8 servings (females), 8- 10 (males) o one serving: 125 ml (1/2 cup) • fruits: excellent sources of vitamins, minerals and fibre o may protect against cancer o one serving: one medium apple, banana, orange; 125 ml (1/2 cup) of juice or chopped, cooked, canned fruit Grain Products • breads, cereals, rice, pasta – foundation of healthy diet – good source of complex carbohydrates • 6- 7 servings (females), 8 (males) • sugars in simple carbohydrates provide quick spurt of energy, complex carbohydrates rich in minerals, vitamins, other nutrients • one serving: one...
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This test prep was uploaded on 03/03/2014 for the course FRHD 1100 taught by Professor Pitman during the Fall '13 term at University of Guelph.

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