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Components of Food

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Question:

What is obesity?

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When a person eats too much fat-containing foods, then the fat gets deposited in his body and he may end up suffering from a condition called obesity.



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Components of Food - Questions
1.

Name two energy-providing nutrients.


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2.

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


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3.

What are the functions of minerals?


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4.

Name the major nutrients in our food.


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5.

Name a vitamin which represents a group of vitamins


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6.

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


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7.

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


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8.

What is roughage?


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9.

Name some food items which provide roughage.


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10.

What are the functions of carbohydrates?


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11.

Name two plant food items which provide proteins.


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12.

Name two sources of proteins provided by animals.


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13.

Name a vitamin that is not present in milk.


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14.

What is obesity?


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15.

What are carbohydrates?


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16.

Write two sources of Vitamin B.


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17.

Write two sources of Vitamin D.


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18.

Write test for detecting the presence of starch.


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19.

Write test for detecting, presence of fat.


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20.

Name two sources of Vitamin A.


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21.

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


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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.

What is roughage?


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24.

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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25.

Name various types of vitamins.


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26.

What are nutrients? Name major nutrients.


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27.

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


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28.

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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29.

What is the main Function of roughage?


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30.

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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31.

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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32.

Why should a meal have different food items?


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33.

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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34.

Name two food items which provide fats.


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35.

Write the functions of water in our body.


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36.

Do all foods contain all the required nutrients?


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37.

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


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38.

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


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39.

What are vitamins? Write various kinds of vitamins.


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40.

Name two nutrients which protect the body from diseases.


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41.

Which type of food is called body-building food?


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42.

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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43.

Name two main types of carbohydrates found in our food.


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44.

What are the functions of proteins?


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45.

Do all meals consist of the same food items?


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46.

Write two sources of Vitamin C.


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47.

What are fats? Name some fat-containing substances.


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48.

What are deficiency diseases?


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49.

Name two substances which provide carbohydrates.


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50.

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


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