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NCERT Solution for Class 6 Science Chapter 2 - Components of Food

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NCERT Textbook Solutions are considered extremely helpful when preparing for your CBSE Class 6 Science exam. TopperLearning study resources infuse profound knowledge, and our Textbook Solutions compiled by our subject experts are no different. Here you will find all the answers to the NCERT textbook questions of Chapter 2 - Components of Food.

All our solutions for Chapter 2 - Components of Food are prepared considering the latest CBSE syllabus, and they are amended from time to time. Our free NCERT Textbook Solutions for CBSE Class 6 Science will strengthen your fundamentals in this chapter and can help you to score more marks in the examination. Refer to our Textbook Solutions any time, while doing your homework or while preparing for the exam.

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NCERT Solution for Class 6 Science Chapter 2 - Components of Food Page/Excercise 17

Solution 1

The major nutrients in our food are:
a. Carbohydrates
b. Proteins
c. Fats
d. Vitamins
e. Minerals

Concept insight: Students should know different types of nutrients.

Solution 2

(a) Carbohydrates and fats.
Concept insight: These release large amount of energy when broken down in the presence of oxygen.
(b) Proteins and minerals
Concept insight: Proteins and minerals are needed for the growth, repair and proper functioning of the body.
(c) Vitamin A
Concept insight: Deficiency of vitamin A leads to night blindness.
(d) Calcium
Concept insight: Calcium is needed for making bones and teeth.

Solution 3

(a) Groundnut and Butter
(b) Rice and Mango
(c) Fruits and vegetables
(d) Fish and Gram

Concept insight: Important from Exam Point of View

Solution 4

(a) By eating rice alone, we can fulfill the nutritional requirement in our body.
Concept insight: Though rice are a good source of carbohydrates but for proper growth of body all nutrients are required.

(b) Deficiency diseases can be prevented by eating a balanced diet.
Concept insight: A balanced diet consists of all the nutrients in correct amount as needed by body.

(c) A balanced diet for the body should contain a variety of food items.
Concept insight: A balanced diet should include nutrients in balanced amount.

(d) Meat alone is sufficient to provide all nutrients to the body.
Concept insight: No meat is a good source of animal protein but it does not contain all the nutrients.

Solution 5

(a) Rickets
(b) Vitamin B1
(c) Scurvy.
(d) Vitamin A

Concept insight: Students should know about deficiency diseases.

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