Carbohydrates Research Paper

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Task 1: Investigate the role of carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the context of a healthy diet. 1.1 Explain the role of carbohydrates in relation to good and poor health status. Carbohydrates can be defined as macronutrient, in order to create glucose in the body you need carbohydrates because the body breaks them down and then simplify them into sugar. Carbohydrates are good source for the brain, muscle and other essential cells. A health body needs to maintain the glucose levels using series of hormones such as insulin and glucagon which are being produced by the pancreas gland. If the insulin lowers blood sugar levels and it moves to different parts of the body. Carbohydrates are the main power of energy for body. Carbohydrates are…show more content…
Fat play a major role of storage form energy in the body, it has major functions in the body and certain amount is needed in the diet for good health. The fat in food bring several forms such as saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated food such as butter, oil , nuts , fish , dairy product and meat containing fats. Too much of fat of wrong type of fat can lead to unhealthy life. Role of fat in Good health: Fats are essential for good health, they aid energy production cell building, oxygen transport, blood clotting and they of extremely active hormone like substance called prostaglandins they can saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and our human body can produce monounsaturated and saturated fats. Fatty acids are not able to be produced in the body and must come from the diet. Fat Function:  Fat is mostly stored in the body adipose cells but is also found in blood plasma and other body cells.  Fat insulated your body, it cushions vital organs and it can be converted into energy.  Fat can be used to build new cells and critical for normal brain development and nerve function.  Fat is needed to carry or absorb fat soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E, K and…show more content…
Vitamins are substance our bodies cannot make. Diet like fresh fruit and vegetables wholegrains, meat, fish pulses and eggs should have enough vitamins for health (says Helena Gibson-Moore of the British nutrition foundation). If you are not enough eating of this you can consider taking a supplement, making sure that its non-synthetic and food grade. Supplements nutrient – rich natural provide range of vitamins in their natural form easy for the body to absorb. Folic acid mostly multivitamins prevents neutral tube defects in new-born’s, it makes the women pregnant if she take it. It also lower the risk of heart disease, colon cancer and breast cancer. Also vitamins D from multivitamin, supplement lower the risk of colon and many other cancers like chronic diseases. Too much of vitamins D supplement can also be harmful, its advised to take less of it because some studies pointed out that multivitamin used and increase risk of death. 2.2 Describe the causes and symptoms of the more common vitamin deficiency diseases and evaluate the effects of over

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