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The food you eat is a source of

Nutrients

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Nutrients

The substances found in food that keeps your body functioning

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Your body needs nutrients to... (4)

Fuel your energy

Help you grow

Repair itself

Maintain basic bodily functions

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What three terms are the framework of the food guide pyramid? (3)

Balance- eat foods from all groups of the food pyramid

Variety- eat different foods from each group

Moderation- eat more foods from the bottom of the pyramid, and fewer and smaller portions of foods from the top of the pyramid

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The 6 essential nutrients (6)

Water

Carbohydrates

Protein

Fat

Vitamins

Minerals

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How much of the human body consists of water?

1/2 to 3/4

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Functions of water in the body (4)

- carries nutrients to your cells and carries waste from your body

- regulates body temperature

- dissolves vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other nutrients

- lubricants joints

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How much water is recommended daily?

6-8 glasses (8 fluid ounces each) of water a day plus around 4 cups of water received from the food you eat