Q. 214.4( 7 Votes )

Given below are certain food items required for proper nourishment of adolescents. Name the nutrients present in the food items and write their functions.


Answer :


Proteins are required for repair of tissues, for hair growth, muscles development, preparation of enzymes and hormones, body growth etc. They are mainly found in lentils, pulses, beans, egg white etc.


Carbohydrates provide us energy. They are found in cereals like rice, wheat etc.


Fats also provide us energy required to carry our daily activities as well as metabolic activities. They are found in nuts, ghee, butter, oils etc.


Minerals and vitamins protect our body from diseases. They provide us immunity. They are mainly found in fruits and vegetables.


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