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Food Chemistry


A simple carbohydrate that tastes sweet and provides quick energy is... sugar
A carbohydrate made up of a chain of simple sugars which gives us energy is... starch
What provides us with important chemicals called nutients? food
What helps our bodies grow and repair themselves? protein
What is the nutrient that us used for padding, insulation, energy, and brain function? fat
What provides our bodies with the largest energy sources- sugars and starches? carbohydrates
What kind of carbohydrate is glucose? simple
What kind of carbohydrate is starch? complex
What kind of energy does starch give us? long term
What kind of energy does sugar give us? short term
What is the world's #1 source of starch? rice
Where can protein be found? animals and plants
Besides meat, name 2 good sources of protein: nuts, beans, eggs, milk, peas, cheese, tofu (soy)
Name 2 good things about fat. 1. cushions organs 2. brain development 3. energy 4. makes you feel full 5. insulation 6. protects bones 7. stores vitamins
Name 2 bad things about fat. 1. leads to obesity 2. increases the risk of heart disease 3. increase cholesterol
What is a calorie? measures units of energy in food
Created by: Adamsthornell