Ch8_sec1 - Foods supply nutrients food is a source of...

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Foods supply nutrients - food is a source of enjoyment and and important aspect of your life as well - Body requires more than 40 different nutrients - 6 classes of nutrients - -carbs, fats, proteins,vitamins, minerals, and water - Carbs fats and proteins can all be used by the body as sources of energy Nutrients - substances that the body needs to regulate bodily functions, promote growth, repair body tissues, and obtain energy Foods supply energy - The food you eat is your body’s energy source, you really on for everything, running playing a musical instrument, and even sleeping - You need energy to maintain your body temp, keep your heart beeping and to understand what you are reading. - When your body uses the nutrients in food, a series of chemical reactions occurred inside your cells, and energy is released - the more calories a food has, the more energy is contains. - The number of calories in food you eat should match the weight of your body, but also need to think about the nutrients in the food.

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