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Title: Eating The Right Stuff!!!

Eating The Right Stuff!!!
  • How exactly do we get energy and nourishment from
    the food we eat?
  • What foods give us which nutrients?
  • Click the arrow to continue

How Do I Get From Page to Page?
  • The Home button will take you from whatever
    page you are on to the very first page.
  • This button will allow you to go back one slide
    at a time.
  • This button will allow you to go to the next
  • This button will take you the question page.
    This is where you answer all of these questions
    on your own piece of paper using the information
    given on this power point and internet links

The Traditional Food Guide Pyramid.
Different Calories?
  • Calorie The measure of energy found in foods.
  • Protein A nutrient found prevalent in meat,
    eggs, nuts and fish that is used by the body to
    build and rebuild tissues.
  • Carbohydrates Used by the body for its main
    source of energy. Simple Carbohydrates are
    usually found in sugar form, while complex
    carbohydrates are plentiful in breads.
  • Fats Fats are cells found in organic tissue, as
    well as in seeds and nuts of plants. The body
    uses fats as energy. Saturated fats are stored
    in the body and are harder to get rid of.

  • Protein is found mostly in animal tissues, nuts
    and seeds, and in many dairy products.
  • 10 of your daily calories should consist of
    protein (2000 calorie diet). Slightly more
    should be consumed if you are more active than
    the average person.
  • Your body uses protein to rebuild tissues such
    as muscle tissue that has been broken down.
    When you are growing as a child the most
    important nutrient is protein, as well as
    adequate vitamins and minerals.
  • 1 Gram of protein is equal to 4 calories.

  • Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for
    the body.
  • Complex carbohydrates are found in foods such as
    breads, fruits, vegetables and nuts. Complex
    carbs are best used by the body for longer
    lasting energy. The term Carb-Loading is
    usually used by athletes who need energy over
    long periods of time.
  • Simple carbohydrates are used by the body for
    energy, but only last for a short period of time.
    Simple carbs are usually simple sugars that are
    found in foods such as candy, soda pop, simple
    table sugar and frosting on cakes.
  • 1 Gram of Carbohydrate is also equal to 4
  • At least 45 of your daily diet should consist of
    carbohydrates based from a 2000
    calorie-traditional diet.

  • Water is essential for the body to function on a
    day-to-day basis.
  • 75 80 of our body is made up of water. Our
    brain and nervous system cannot send messages to
    body parts with out water. One job of water is
    to help our body flush out any extra vitamins and
    minerals that our body is not using. Having more
    water in your body also makes it easier to burn
    off fat The more water you have in your body
    the more space you have in between your fat
  • How much do I need to drink each day?
  • (body weight in pounds) 2 (ounces of water
    to drink)
  • Activity water is essential to your muscles!!!
    Your muscles need water in order to use the
    sugars and other energy sources for fuel during
    activity. Without enough water your muscles will
    experience fatigue, cramping, straining and

  • Believe it or not, the human body actually does
    need some fat. Anything less than 2 percent body
    fat is considered unhealthy.
  • Body fat helps keep the body warm, cushions
    organs and other internal body parts and provides
    energy used by the body during activity.
  • 1 Gram of Fat is equal to 9 calories. Saturated
    Fat is a type of fat that has higher density
    cells that are harder to burn off than fats with
    lower density cells. The body is able to use
    most fats as energy during activity.

Diet / Nutrition Links
  • On the other side of this page are internet
    links. Click on them and they will take you to
    different internet links on nutrition that will
    help you answer some of the questions on the next
    few pages.
  • my pyramid nutrition
  • Active Life Style
  • cultural recipes
  • essential nutrients
  • Low Carb. Dieting

Questions / Review
  • Directions Using the information given in the
    power point and the internet links provided,
    answer each of the following questions on a
    separate sheet of notebook paper. The answers
    will be collected at the end of the period.
  • For each of the nutrients, list the number of
    calories each has per gram.
  • Protein
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Water
  • What percent of our body is made up of water?
  • What are saturated fats?
  • List the major food groups from the food guide
    pyramid, and list how many servings from each
    group we are supposed to have on a daily basis.
  • From the cultural recipes link briefly describe
    a typical Hispanic (Mexican) diet, a typical
    American diet and a typical Asian diet. Also
    please write one pro and one con for each of the

Questions / Review (Cont.)
  • What nutritional differences do males and females
  • A healthy life style consists of a healthy mental
    state, healthy diet and _______
  • ________?
  • A Nature Valley Peanut Bar has 9 Grams of Fat,
    19 Grams of Carbohydrates and 4 Grams of Protein.
  • List how many calories each nutrient contains.
  • Add up the calories for each nutrient to find out
    how many total calories are in the bar.
  • If Terry weighs 180 lbs., about how many ounces
    of water should he drink in a given day?
  • What are 3 uses of fat in the body?
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