science - components of food

Class 6 - Science

Components of Food

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Question:

Name the following:  
(a) The nutrients which mainly give energy to our body.
(b) The nutrients that are needed for the growth and maintenance of our body.
(c) A vitamin required for maintaining good eyesight.
(d) A mineral that is required for keeping our bones healthy.

Answer:

(a) Carbohydrates
(b) Proteins
(c) Vitamin A
(d) Calcium



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Components of Food - Questions
1.

What is a balanced diet? Write the components of balanced diet.


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2.

What is roughage?


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3.

What is roughage?


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4.

What is the main Function of roughage?


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5.

Name two sources of proteins provided by animals.


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6.

What are nutrients? Name major nutrients.


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7.

What are the functions of carbohydrates?


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8.

Name a vitamin which represents a group of vitamins


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9.

Write test for detecting, presence of fat.


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10.

Name two plant food items which provide proteins.


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11.

Name some food items which provide roughage.


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12.

Excess intake of fats is harmful for the body because it causes obesity. Would it be harmful for the body to take too much of proteins or vitamins in the diet?


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13.

Do all foods contain all the required nutrients?


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14.

Name two nutrients which protect the body from diseases.


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15.

Write two sources of Vitamin B.


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16.

Name the major nutrients in our food.


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17.

Name a nutrient which helps in repairing the damaged body cells.


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18.

Name two food items which provide fats.


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19.

Write two sources of Vitamin D.


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20.

Name two foods each rich in:
(a) Fats
(b) Starch
(c) Dietary fibre
(d) Protein


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21.

Write the functions of water in our body.


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22.

If any food item gives blue-black colour with iodine then which nutrient is present in the food?


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23.

Do all meals consist of the same food items?


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24.

Why should a meal have different food items?


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25.

Name two sources of Vitamin A.


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26.

Write test for detecting the presence of starch.


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27.

Tick (/) the statements that are correct, cross (X) those which dire incorrect.
(a) By eating rice alone, we can fulfill nutritional requirement of our body,
(b) Deficiency diseases can be prevented by eating a balanced diet.
(c) Balanced diet for the body should contain a variety of food items.
(d) Meat alone is sufficient to provide all nutrients to the body.


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28.

Name the food nutrient indicated by an oily patch on paper.


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29.

Name two energy-providing nutrients.


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30.

What is obesity?


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31.

How can you test presence of proteins in a given food item?


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32.

What are the functions of minerals?


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33.

What are the functions of proteins?


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34.

Name a vitamin that is not present in milk.


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35.

Fill in the blanks:
(a) ________ is caused by deficiency of Vitamin D. ,
(b) Deficiency of_________ causes a disease known as beri-beri.
(c) Deficiency of Vitamin C causes a disease known as________________ .
(d) Night blindness is caused due to deficiency of_______________ in our food.


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36.

Write two sources of Vitamin C.


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37.

Name the following:  
(a) The nutrients which mainly give energy to our body.
(b) The nutrients that are needed for the growth and maintenance of our body.
(c) A vitamin required for maintaining good eyesight.
(d) A mineral that is required for keeping our bones healthy.


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38.

Name various types of vitamins.


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39.

List various types of nutrients and write the functions of each.


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40.

Name two substances which provide carbohydrates.


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41.

Name two main types of carbohydrates found in our food.


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42.

What are vitamins? Write various kinds of vitamins.


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43.

What are deficiency diseases?


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44.

What happens when two or more drops of iodine solution fall on starch substance?


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45.

What are carbohydrates?


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46.

A small child became very thin and lean and later he became so weak that he could not move. Which nutrients should he eat so as to improve his health?


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47.

Which type of food is called body-building food?


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48.

Name the vitamin that our body prepares in the presence of sunlight.


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49.

A patient had stunted growth, swelling on face, discolouration of hair and skin disease. Doctor advised him to eat a lot of pulses, grams, egg white, milk etc. What is wrong with the patient? Explain.


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50.

What are fats? Name some fat-containing substances.


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