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The body requires fuel to provide energy for...
Cellular metabolism and repair, growth, organ function, and body movement
The condition of the body in those respects influenced by the diet, the levels of nutrients in the body and the ability of those levels to maintain normal metabolic integrity
Compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms; type of nutrient that is the major source of energy for the body
What are the best sources for carbohydrates?
Whole grains, vegetables, legumes (peas and beans), tubers (potatoes), fruits, honey, and refined sugar
An extensively branched polysaccharide of many glucose monomers; serves as an energy-storage molecule in liver and muscle cells; the animal equivalent of starch
Macromolecule that contains carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen; needed by the body for growth and repair and to make up enzymes
What are the best sources for protein?
Milk, eggs, cheese, meat, fish, and some vegetables such as soybeans
What are some functions of fats in the human body?
Used as energy by all body tissue except the CNS; Used to provide structure; Used to synthesize other essential compounds; Stored as adipose tissue
the body's fat tissue, consisting of masses of fat-storing cells and blood vessels to nourish them
A form a fats found in the bloodstream. They are transported by very low-density lipoproteins. Produced in the liver by using glycerol and other fatty acids as building blocks.
What are the normal ranges for triglycerides?
Female = 35-135mg/dl or 0.40-1.52 mmol/L; Male = 40-160mg/dl or 0.45-1.81 mmol/L
A conjugated protein having a lipid component; They are simple proteins that transport fats
Type of lipoprotein derived from VLDL as triglycerides are moved and broken down; composed primarily of cholesterol. carry cholesterol from the liver to cells of the body. Sometimes referred to as the "bad cholesterol" lipoprotein
What are normal blood levels of LDL?
Male - >45mg/dl or >0.75 mmol/L
Female - >55mg/dl or >0.91 mmol/L
What are some functions of water?
Carries away waste, Carries nutrients to all parts of the body, helps to digest food, Helps to regulate body temperature, acts as a lubricant for your groin area
Compounds that help regulate many vital body processes, including the digestion, absorption, and metabolism of other nutrients
Substances that the body cannot manufacture but that are needed for forming healthy bones and teeth and regulating many vital body processes
What are come of the examples of minerals used in the human body?
Calcium, magnesium, sodium, and Iron
What are two B-vitamins that help with development and maturation of red blood cells?
Vitamins B12 and B9
Why is calcium important for the neurological system?
Regulates nerve impulse transmission and contraction of cardiac, skeletal, and smooth muscle
What food are good sources of potassium?
Bananas, green leafys, juices, meats, skins of baked potatoes
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