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Subject : literacy
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1. Helps muscles contract - helps produce energy - helps regulate many body functions nuts - peanut butter

2. Amount of each nutrient that is needed to to meet a persons nutritional requirements.

3. Iron in eggs - calcium in milk - Iodine in fish - variety in fruit and vegtables.

4. Vegetables are a great source of this

5. Substances that are important for the body's growth and care

6. Provides heat and energy - satify hunger - provides padding around heart and kidneys.

7. 120

8. An enzyme made in the ileum which breaks peptides into amino acids.

9. The nutrient group that supplies us with energy

10. A nutrient needed in large amounts (protein - carbohydrate - lipid)

11. Built to a persons specifications

12. Chemical substances that are needed in the body for correct functioning

13. Help keep the nervous system healthy - promotes growth - appetite and digestion whole grain and enriched breads and cereals - pork - organ meats - dry beans - peas

14. Measure of protein quality - number of essential amino acids a food contains - High Biological Value (HBV) Low Biological Value (LBV)

15. Keeps bowels regular

16. 20g

17. Diagonal

18. Colour change which occurs when amino acids and sugar are exposed to dry heat. Also known as non-enzymic browning.

19. 200

20. 125g

21. Keeps the body healthy protecting it from diseases such as scurvy (Vit. C) and rickets (Vit. D).

22. 125g

23. Dark - leafy vegetables and orange vegetables are good sources of this vitamin

24. Protein found in wheat - gives elasticity to foods e.g bread (Coeliacs are allergic to it)

25. Gives you healthy skin and eyes

26. The building blocks that make up proteins - Smallest part of a protein

27. 5mL

28. Catalyst that speeds up or slows down a reaction without being used up itself.

29. Helps body fight infection - helps wounds heal - helps keep gums healthy citrus fruits - berries - melon

30. A food contains all the essential amino acids - also known as a complete protein. Usually comes from animal sources but is found in soya beans.

31. Enzyme made in the stomach which breaks caesinogen into caesin.

32. Globular proteins linked with other non-protein molecules.

33. Works with calcium to build strong bones and teeth milk

34. A semi-solid viscous solution with a 3-D network where water molecules become trapped. Gelatine is used as a setting agent.

35. The nutrient that helps regulate fluid balance

36. Builds up bone mass and prevents osteoporosis

37. Protein are formed as a result of chemical or enzymic action on the protein.

38. 175g

39. Minimum amount of energy required to maintain body temp. (37'C) and keep the body alive. Calculated at complete rest after fasting. Slows down as you get older.

40. Vertical

41. Outline of an object

42. Severe protein deficiency resulting in thin limbs - sunken face and pot belly. Occurs in 3rd World countries.

43. 190

44. Plant material bodies cannot digest

45. A condition in which the bones gradually lose their mineral intake and become weak and brittle

46. Helps blood carry oxygen - helps cells use oxygen meat - liver - eggs - dry beans - spinach

47. One hue

48. Curved

49. 150

50. Fruit juices - tea - coffee - milk - soups - fruit - vegtables.