What is your food
What are the nutrients your body needs in the greatest amounts?
What nutrients are essential but required in small amounts?
What nutrients are intended to be consumed at a lower level than the daily allowance?
Why are they required in lower amounts? Are they required at all? And if so for what?
Which organic compounds in your food item provide you with energy?
Below is a table showing the amount of calories burned per hour playing competitive soccer by people who weigh 130, 155 and 190 pounds.
|Activity||130 lbs||155 lbs||190 lbs|
|Competitive Soccer||295 Calories per Hour||352 Calories per Hour||431 Calories per Hour|
Based on the information above, how long (what percent of an hour) could two servings of your food power you to play competitive soccer? To do this, divide the number of calories in 2 servings of your food by the number of calories burned per hour for someone with your weight. Use the information that is closest to your weight. Show your work.
Is your food good for your heart? In your explanation, consider if your food is high in saturated fats and cholesterol. In general, less than 5% of your daily value is low and more than 20% is high. See if you can determine other factors in this food that make it heart healthy or not.
Name three roles that lipids, such as fats and cholesterol, play in our bodies. (lipids are fats, oils, waxes, and cholesterol) does your food provide lipids?
There are different categories of fats: saturated, unsaturated, and Trans. Differentiate between these types of fats. Explain how the body uses them and which are the most healthful and why.
Should fats be limited? Why or why not?
Although sugar is a good source of energy for your body, the excess sugar in our bodies can cause weight gain. When we have high amounts of sugar in our blood, our bodies have a ready source of energy and don’t need to burn fat for energy. The fat in our food is then stored in our bodies. Doctors recommend that we intake no more than 40 grams of sugar a day to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. The WHO recommends 20g. Based on this, do you believe your food item is high in sugar? Explain your reasoning.
What is the main role that carbohydrates serve in our bodies? What happens when we over consume carbohydrates? Explain why.