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Health for Life: Chapter 8 review Questions
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Complex carbohydrates are
composed of sugars linked together
found in grain products
good sources of energy
Which of the following foods is high in protein?
What is the role of glucose in the body?
To produce proteins which are the raw materials to construct cells and regulate their function
Why is fiber necessary for the proper functioning of the digestive system?
It helps prevent constipation
How can you limit your intake of fats and cholesterol?
decrease the amount of meat and dairy you consume
What are amino acids? Why are some of them called "essential"?
They're the building block of protein.
In many cultures, people get very little protein from animal sources. How might these people obtain the protein they need?
Protein is available from non-animal sources such as legumes, grains, nuts, vegetables, fruits, and seeds. Some foods from these groups are soybeans, wild rice, broccoli, apple, almonds
Which of these nutrients is sometimes associated with high blood pressure?
Loss of water through heavy perspiring can result in
dehydration (a lack of body fluids)
Explain how antioxidants are important to your health. Which foods are good sources of antioxidants?
Antioxidants are important because they can help with illness
Which mineral can help build strong bones and teeth? Name on nondairy source of this mineral.
Phosphorus and Calcium (milk)
Give three reasons why water is such an important nutrient
For oxygen, it's the most healthiest fluid, it's a good hydrator
If a person's diet does not contain enough iron, his or her tissues may not get all the oxygen they need. Explain why this is so.
Iron is needed for proper oxygen transportation in the human body, which is why it is vital that a person gets enough iron in their diet
How can your diet today affect your future health? Explain.
Your diet today affects your future health, because the nutrients and what you put into your body is affected by your cells that controls the body.
Which of the following is not used to determine the amounts you should consume from each food group in the MyPlate plan?
The Dietary Guide lines recommend that you make smart food choices. Explain what this recommendation means.
It recommends to us that basically for example, if there was a choice of pop or water, to choose water
Which two groups in the MyPlate diagram are the largest? Explain what this means.
Grains and vegetables (you can eat more of these)
Several friends are planning a week-long backpacking trip in the mountains. They must carry all of their food in backpacks, so amounts must be limited. What kind of foods could they take to meet their nutritional needs?
Trail mix, grains, nuts, etc
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