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Types of foods and diet deficiencies
Which food group is the main source of energy?
What are the two types of carbohydrate?
Simple and Complex
What do simple carbohydrates consist of?
Sugars and glucose
What do complex carbohydrates consist of?
Foods such as bread, pasta and rice
How much of an athletes diet should consist of complex carbohydrates?
What kind of energy is provided by carbohydrates?
Slow release energy
Where can you find
Why do we need
Needed for energy.
(Saturated fats are not good for you)
What does our body need protien for?
Protiens are also a source of energy
Which foods contain
Animal products - meat, fish, milk, eggs
Plant foods - cereals, nuts, lentils
Which foods contain vitamins?
A variety of foods such as fruit and vegetables
Why do we need vitamins?
To help the body to function normally and to help with concentration
What to minerals help with?
Release energy from food
Which foods contain minerals?
Why do we need fibre?
To help the digestive system
Can help with weight control
Where can we find fibre?
In cereals and wholemeal bread.
Why should we drink water?
It is essential to prevent dehydration.
What is obesity?
Being extremely overweight - caused by poor diet (consuming to much energy) and lack of excercise.
What is anorexia?
An eating disorder related to an individual starving themselves of food because of a fear od gaining weight.
What is carbo loading?
Eating lots of complex carbohydrates e.g. rice and pasta, the week before an event. This is stored to supply slow release energy.
What kind of athletes would use carbo loading?
What would a weight lifters/ body builders diet be high in? Why?
High in Protien to help with growth and repair.