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

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

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

4. 230 - 250

5. This vitamin helps you have a healthy nervous system

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

7. 2.5mL

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

9. 190

10. 175g

11. Eggs belong in this food group

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

13. Meat - Fish - Chicken - Milk - Cheese - Eggs - Soya beans

14. 1.25mL

15. Built to a persons specifications

16. Provides heat and energy in sugars and starches and fibre prevents constipation for healthy bowels.

17. 20mL

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

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

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

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

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. Bananas - orange juice - and tomatoes are great sources of this nutrient

25. 150

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

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

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

29. Builds up bone mass and prevents osteoporosis

30. Curved

31. Helps have healthy gums and teeth <3

32. Diagonal

33. 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.

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

35. 250g

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

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

38. Foods from the extras group are usually high

39. 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

40. This nutrient group helps you have healthy blood pressure

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

42. Helps build strong muscles and repairs body tissue

43. 20g

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

45. 125g

46. 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.

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

48. Horizontal

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

50. Keeps bowels regular