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Components Of Food
What are the main food groups
The main food groups are energy giving,body building and protective food.
What is a balanced diet
A diet which contains all the important nutrients in the right amount is called a complete or a balanced diet.
Which nutrients are needed in small quantities only
The nutrients needed in small quantites only are minerals and vitamins.
What is roughage
Roughage is a fibre present in fruits and vegetables .It is a carbohydrate called cellulose.
Why is fat important in our diet?
Fat is very important in our diet because fats are stored mainly under the skin of the body.They provide energy particularly when the body runs short of carbohydrates.They therefore work like the body's energy banks .The fat under the skin acts as an insulator cutting down heat loss in cold weather.It helps to keep the body warm.
What are minerals
Minerals are salts that contain certain chemical elements.
If a child has rickets which part of the body is affected
If a child has rickets the part of the body affected are bones.
Name the two kinds of carbohydrates that provide us with energy
The two kinds of carbohydrates that provide us with energy are sugar and starch.
What happens when there is shortage of proteins in a child's diet
When there is shortage of protein in a child's diet then a child suffers from kwashiorkar.
What is anaemia
Anemia is a disease in which RBCs decrease.It is caused by deficiency of iron in diet.