Nutrients

After reading this chapter, you should be able to

1. List and describe the six categories of nutrients, explain their functions in the body, and name some food sources of each.

2. Define the term calorie and describe the relationship between calories and weight gain.

3. List and describe the eight guidelines for maintaining a healthful diet.

4. Describe ways that cooks can incorporate nutrition principles into their cooking and their menu construction.

Nutrients are certain chemical compounds that are present in foods and that fulfill one or more of the following functions:

• Supply energy for body functions.

• Build and replace cells that make up body tissues.

• Regulate body processes.

There are six categories of nutrients:

Carbohydrates Fats

Proteins Vitamins Minerals Water

Continue reading here: Calories

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