Hover overs for Nutrition Program

These are the Hover overs used on the Nutrition Program to help you find the function of nutrients.

Energy – Measured in KJ and Kcal. Needed to keep us alive and active.

Protein – Needed for growth and repair, a source of energy.

Carbohydrates are a source of energy.

Total sugars are all types of sugar in food. A source of energy.

Fat – good source of energy and supplies essential fatty acids that the body can’t make.

Saturated fat – Too much saturated fat can increase the cholesterol in the blood.

Mono Unsaturates – These types of fats can reduce cholesterol levels.

Polyunsaturates – These types of fats can reduce cholesterol levels.

Cholesterol – High blood cholesterol is one of the risk factors in heart disease.

Trans fatty acids – These raise the type of cholesterol in the blood that increases the risk of heart disease.

Starch – Polysaccharide made up of glucose units. Used for energy.

Salt – Essential for cells and control of body fluids. Limit intake to 6g a day.

Sodium – Salt is made from sodium chloride.

Total sugars – All types of sugar in the food.

Fibre – Needed to keep the gut healthy and prevent constipation.  Non Starch polysaccharide – needed for healthy digestive system.

NSP Fibre Non Starch polysaccharide – needed for healthy digestive system.

AOAC Fibre – Fibre measurement AOAC includes lignin and resistant starch – higher figure than NSP.

Fat soluble vitamins A and D, E

Vitamin A – Needed for growth, development and eyesight. Retinol and Carotene

Vitamin D – Regulates the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body.

Vitamin E – Helps protect cell membranes by acting as an antioxidant.

Water soluble vitamins -B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin),B3 (niacin),B6 (pyridoxine)

Vitamin C – Needed for healthy skin and tissue, and to aid the absorption of iron. Ascorbic  acid

Thiamin – Needed for the release of energy from carbohydrates.(B1)

Riboflavin – Helps release energy from carbohydrates.

Niacin – Needed for the release of energy from carbohydrates.

Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine – essential for good health and red blood metabolism.

Folate – Prevents neural tube defects in developing embryos. (B9)

Vitamin B12 – for blood cells and nerve function. (cobalamin),
Vitamin K Helps protect cell membranes by acting as an antioxidant.

Minerals – calcium, iron, sodium, phosphorus, iodine,

Calcium Helps build strong bones and teeth.

Iron Helps make red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body.

Phosphorus Helps build strong bones and teeth.

Iodine – Helps make the thyroid hormones and keep metabolic rate healthy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s