Nutrients
Food Pyramid
Vocabulary
Miscellanous
Digestion
100
These are your body's main source of energy.
What are carbohydrates
100
You need 2.5 cups of these a day and the greener they are the better.
What is the vegatable group
100
Illness caused by eating food contaminated with germs.
What is food poisoning
100
Building blocks of protein
What is amino acids
100
Food is broken down here and digestion begins here.
What is the mouth
200
These give your body energy, but if your body does not use them the body stores it. Sweets and fast food have lots of them.
What are fats?
200
You get this part of the food pyramid from yogurt and cheese and need about 3 cups a day.
What is Milk group
200
It helps your body digest waste. It sweeps your body like a broom
What is fiber.
200
These sugars are added to colas, candy, ice cream, cookies, and some cereals.
What is processed sugars.
200
Digestive juices mix with food, and protein is broken down here.
What is the stomach
300
These give you energy and help to repair tissue.
What are proteins
300
This group is low in calories and a good source of fiber. You need about 2 cups per day.
What is the fruit group
300
These type of vitamins are eliminated by the kidney when too much is consumed.
What is water soluble vitamins
300
This type of protein is found in plants and are therefore contained in vegetables.
What is incomplete proteins.
300
The tube in which food passes from the mouth to the stomach
What is the esophagus
400
This nutrient is essential for life, and more than half of your body is made up of it.
What is water
400
Try out the whole grains group as it is healthier. This group contains tortillas, pasta and bread.
What is the grains.
400
Contain all essential amino acids.
What are complete proteins.
400
This type of triglyceride is found in animal products and are usually solid at room temperature.
What is saturated triglycerides.
400
Without this wavelike progressive movement of food, digestion is unlikely to take place adequately.
What is peristalsis
500
These help your body to grow, but too much can be harmful to your body and they are stored in fat.
What is fat soluble vitamins
500
Most Americans consume too large of this group and it is healthiest when grilled not fried. We only need about 5.5 ounces a day.
500
Part of a food package that contains the RDA and ingredient list
What is a food label
500
Digested carbohydrates are stored in the form of glucose.
What is glycogen
500
This part of the mouth assists with the chewing, breakdown of food, cleansing of teeth, and swallowing.
What is the salivary glands.
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