Nutrition – Notes
Components of Food – Nutrients and Balanced Diet
Carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals are various nutrients needed by our body.
Carbohydrates provide energy to the body to perform various activities.
Wheat, rice, potato, sugarcane, mango, melon and banana are some sources of Carbohydrates.
Fats provide energy and warmth to the body.
Sources of fats include.
- Sunflower oil, groundnut oil, coconut oil, soybean oil and mustard oil
- Almonds and cashew nuts
- Milk and milk products such as butter and cheese
- Eggs, fish and meat