Macronutrients are nutrients that are needed in large amounts by the body – protein, fat and carbohydrate.
What are the three macronutrients?
Protein, carbohydrate and vitamin D
Protein, carbohydrate and omega 3
Protein, carbohydrate and fat
What is the function of protein?
For growth, repair and maintenance of body cells and tissues
To provide the body with fat soluble vitamins
To give the body an insulating layer
Select an animal source of protein.
What is the function of fat?
As a source of fibre in the diet
To give us energy
Fat provides us with a source of fat soluble vitamins, what are they?
A,D,E & K
B1, D & E
A, C & E
Which of the following statements is true?
Unsaturated fats come from plant sources and are much better for us than saturated fat.
Saturated fat comes from animal sources and is much better for us than unsaturated fat.
Unsaturated fat comes from plant sources.
Which of the following statements is true with regard to protein complementation?
Protein complementation is when we eat two plant sources of protein in the same meal in order to obtain all the essential amino acids.
Protein complementation is when we eat animal sources of protein.
Protein complementation is when we eat an animal and plant source of protein together.
What is the function of carbohydrate?
To provide us with energy.
To give our bodies an insulating layer in order to maintain body temperature.
To protect our vital organs.
Which of the following best describes the effect that simple sugars (carbohydrates) have on blood sugar levels?
They raise blood sugar levels quickly
They raise blood sugar levels slowly over a long period of time
They have no impact on blood sugar levels
Which of the following is a list of sources of carbohydrates?
Chicken, fish and eggs
Bread, rice, pasta and red meat
Bread, rice, pasta and potatoes