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

2. This vitamin helps you have a healthy nervous system

3. Plant material bodies cannot digest

4. When 2 or more amino acids break apart due to the addition of a water molecule which splits the peptide link. This happen during digestion.

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

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

7. The process of breaking down food into a form the body can use

8. Healthiest oil to cook with

9. Built in a factory and installed at a specific site

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

11. Helps regulate body fluids - helps muscles like the heart function orange juice - bananas

12. 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.

13. Outline of an object

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

15. Regulates body temperature - gets rid of waste via kidneys in urine - carries nutrients in blood.

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

17. This nutrient group helps you have healthy blood pressure

18. 2.5mL

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

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

21. 2 or more proteins are eaten together to supplement each other. Occurs when one protein is lacking in one or more essential amino acids and is eaten with another food which contains the missing essential amino acid. E.g. beans on toast (Beans are hig

22. Butter - Margarine - Oil - Cream

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

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

25. Sugar in ripe fruit - starch in cereals - fibre in bran and celery.

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

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

28. Help build strong - healthy teeth and bones - helps heart beat properly - helps muscles move - helps blood clot - helps keep soft and nerves healthy dairy product

29. 10g

30. 250g

31. Irreversible reaction - unfolding of the protein chain - caused by HEAT - ADDITION OF ACID & MECHANICAL ACTION.

32. 230 - 250

33. A link formed during the condensation reaction when the amino group of one amino acid chemically combines with the carboxyl group of another amino acid with the loss of water molecule.

34. Contrast; opposite colors

35. 90 degrees of each other

36. 5mL

37. Formed when a number of amino acids join together due to the formation of peptide links.

38. Elements needed in small amounts for sturdy bones and teeth - healthy blood - and regular elimination of wastes

39. House built in rows and attached to one another at the side wall

40. 250g

41. 190

42. Gives you healthy skin and eyes

43. Describes the way an object surface looks and feels

44. The food that the nutrient is found in.

45. Helps eyes adjust to darkness - protects lining of throat - nose and mouth and other organs from infection eggs - dark green veggies - deep yellow veggies and fruits

46. Foods from the extras group are usually high

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

48. 120

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

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