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Home Economics

Subject : literacy
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1. A condition in which the bones gradually lose their mineral intake and become weak and brittle

2. Chemical reaction when 2 amino acids join together with the elimination of water. Amino group of one amino acid combines with the carboxyl group of another amino acid.

3. A in butter. B in wholegrain and cereals. C in citrus fruits. D in butter.

4. Breaking down excess protein in the liver. Carboxyl group is converted to glycogen and stored as energy. Amino group is converted to ammonia then to urea and excreted as urine.

5. 250g

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

7. Contrast; opposite colors

8. 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.

9. Where a food is missing one or more of the essential amino acids. They are usually plant foods.

10. 9-11 servings daily

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

12. 10g

13. Healthiest oil to cook with

14. Denaturing a protein (liquid to a solid) e.g. cooking an egg

15. 125g

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

17. Built to a persons specifications

18. 1.25mL

19. 20g

20. An enzyme made in the stomach which breaks protein into peptones.

21. 90 degrees of each other

22. The 3 dimensional space to be designed

23. Help the body build and repair and maintain tissues and body cells

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

25. 20mL

26. Iron for healthy blood - calcium for healthy bones - iodine for proper functioning of thyroid gland.

27. Vitamin supplied by breads and grains

28. Keeps bowels regular

29. The function / job of a nutrient in the body.

30. Low fat milk - non fat yogurt - and lite sour cream are low in this nutrient

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

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

33. Good sources of this vitamin are oranges - kiwi - and grapefruit

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

35. Similar to a duplex - but three or more units share one family pays rent

36. Diagonal

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

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

39. Builds new cells - muscles - hair - repairs tissue - supplies heat and energy if necessary.

40. 150

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

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

43. 180

44. Helps your body fight infection and helps cuts heal

45. Outline of an object

46. Butter - Margarine - Oil - Cream

47. Gives you healthy skin and eyes

48. Plant material bodies cannot digest

49. 230 - 250

50. Lack of adequate nutrition - result of lack of nutrition or unbalanced diet.