The Energy Nutrients Quiz
____________________ are chemical chains that contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms and make up the fats we consume.
A. fatty acids
D. amino acids
The units used to measure the energy in food.
______________________ help the body absorb certain vitamins, make food taste good, make baked goods tender, and keeps you full longer.
The energy nutrients are
A. vitamins, minerals, water
B. carbohydrates, proteins, fats
C. fruits, vegetables, dairy
D. carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, and minerals
Chemical compounds that are found in every body cell and made up of small units called amino acids are
How many calories per gram does protein contain?
What happens to excess carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in the body?
A. excreted as waste
B. stored as fat
C. stored in stomach
A lack of right proportions of nutrients over an extended period of time.
The study of how the body uses the nutrients in the foods that are eaten.
_________________ are responsible for growth, maintenance, and repair of tissues as well as formation of enzymes, hormones, and antibodies.
Failure to get enough nutrients may result in
C. deficiency disease
D. hair loss
Which type of carbohydrates should you try to consume more than others?
A. complex carbohydrates
B. simple carbohydrates
C. added sugars
Most people in the United States have a hard time getting enough protein in their diet.
Starches and fibers are types of
A. simple carbohydrates
B. complex carbohydrates
D. vegetable carbs
Chemical substances from food the body needs to live.
C. energy nutrients
The body’s chief source of energy
Which type of fatty acid is known for being good for heart health?
C. trans fatty acids
D. saturated fatty acids
_____________________ are ingredients that are put into food during processing
A. added sugar
D. vitamin D
Which type of fat should you try to limit the most.
A. trans fats
B. unsaturated fats
C. saturated fats
What groups of people are more vulnerable to nutrient deficiencies?
A. athletes and body builders
B. pregnant women, infants, and children up to 2 years old
C. teenagers and infants
D. elderly and athletes
Where do the healthiest sources of fat come from?
____________ __________________ is NOT a sign of a person’s nutritional status.
A. body weight
B. hair color
C. over weight
D. bad cholesterol
Which groups of people generally need more protein in their diet?
A. toddlers and elderly
B. athletes and pregnant women
C. men and women
D. babies and toddlers
Nutrients that the body can make are called
A. essential nutrients
B. nonessential nutrients
_____________________ is a form of complex carbohydrates from plants that humans cannot digest.
A. complex carbohydrates
C. dietary fiber
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