Nutrients

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Which of the following is the definition of nutrients?

Chemical substances used in the body to provide energy

What is the unit used to measure food energy?

Kilocalories

How is one calorie defined?

The amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of water

What determines the amount of energy a food provides?

Carbohydrate, fat, and protein content

What are Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI)?

A set of nutrient intake values for healthy people

True or false: Nutrients are chemical substances obtained from food and used in the body to provide energy, structural materials, and regulating agents to support growth, maintenance, and repair of the body's tissues?

True

True or false: Calories are units by which energy is measured and food energy is measured in kilocalories (1000 calories equal 1 kilocalorie)?

True

True or false: One calorie is the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram (kg) of water 1°C?

True

True or false: The amount of energy a food provides depends on how much carbohydrate, fat, and protein it contains?

True

True or false: Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) are a set of nutrient intake values for healthy people in the United States and Canada?

True

Which of the following is the average daily intake of a nutrient that will meet the requirement of nearly all healthy people of a given age and gender?

Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)

What is the highest amount of a nutrient that can be safely consumed with no risk of toxicity or adverse effects on health?

Tolerable Upper Intake Level (TUIL)

What is the average daily intake of a nutrient that will meet the requirement of half of the healthy people of a given age and gender?

Estimated Average Requirement (EAR)

What is the average daily amount of a nutrient that appears sufficient to maintain a specified criterion?

Adequate Intake (AI)

What is any condition caused by excess or deficient food energy or nutrient intake or by an imbalance of nutrients?

Malnutrition

Adequate Intake (AI) is the average daily amount of a nutrient that appears sufficient to maintain a specified criterion.

True

Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is the average daily intake of a nutrient that will meet the requirement of nearly all healthy people of a given age and gender.

True

Tolerable Upper Intake Level (TUIL) is the highest amount of a nutrient that can be safely consumed with no risk of toxicity or adverse effects on health.

True

Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) is the average daily intake of a nutrient that will meet the requirement of half of the healthy people of a given age and gender.

True

Malnutrition is a condition caused by excess or deficient food energy or nutrient intake or by an imbalance of nutrients.

True

Test your knowledge about nutrients and calories with this quiz! Learn about the chemical substances obtained from food that provide energy, structural materials, and regulating agents for the body. Discover how calories are measured and the relationship between calories and heat. Challenge yourself and expand your understanding of nutrition!

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