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7th Science Part 1

A Healthy Life- Chapter 4- A Beka Book curriculum- Malia Nelson- Functions

What are carbohydrates functions? Creates energy for your body
Sugars are ______ ____________, with only one or two linked sugar molecules. Simple carbohydrates
Starches are called _______________, because they consist of long chains of glucose units attached together. Polysaccharides
What are fibers function? Cleans the intestinal walls; may prevent intestinal cancer
What are proteins function? Used to build and repair the body's cells; helps build enzymes that regulate the body's chemical activities
Thousands of proteins found within your body are made of only 20 different _____ ____ building blocks. Amino acid
What is fat's function? Transports vitamins through the bloodstream, create and extra supply of energy, and prevents dry skin
Fats are part of a group of nutrients called ______. Lipids
Saturated fat Dangerous when eaten in large amounts; usually found in food made from animal products
Unsaturated fat Easily broken down by the digestive system, better than saturated fat
Vitamens Nutrients (other than carbohydrates, protein, and fat) that originate from living things
What are vitamin's functions? Essential for: 1. Normal growth 2. Good eyesight 3. Healthy skin
What is vitamin C's functions? This vitamins functions are: 1.maintains your connective tissue 2.helps your immune system 3.develops strong bones 4.prevents diseases and allergies
What are B-complex vitamins' function? Allow for normal metabolism in the body's cells
What are liquids function? Helps control body temperatures and carry nutrients through your body; produces blood, saliva, and digestive juices
Minerals Nutrients that originate from nonliving material
Calcium Promotes strong bones; maintains blood calcium levels; used for muscle contractions
Potassium Helps muscles move correctly; maintains water balance for the body's cells
Iron Used in the blood to carry oxygen
You should drink at least the equivalent of ___ glasses of water every day. six
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