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How are the food stuffs and their nutrient contents useful for body
Asked by Ranjanabhad67 | 18 Aug, 2019, 04:28: PM
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Nutrient

Sources

Function

Carbohydrate

Cereals like wheat, rice, maize potatoes, sugar, honey, banana, melon, papaya

Mainly provide energy

Fats

Butter, ghee, milk, cheese, oil, egg yolk, meat

Provide twice as much energy as that provided by the same amount of carbohydrates

Proteins

Milk, pulses, peas, beans, chicken, fish, eggs, cheese

Needed for growth and repair of the body.

Dietary fibres/Roughage

Plant products, whole grains, pulses, fresh fruits and vegetables.

Essential as they add to the bulk of food and help to eliminate undigested food

Water

 

Besides liquid water, many food items contain water, like tomatoes, melons, cabbage and lettuce, etc.

Helps to absorb nutrients from food, transportation and regulation within the body, throwing out wastes from body as urine and sweat.

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