1. In this unit, you learn about macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Many people have suggested that focusing on one macronutrient at the expense of others would be a superior diet. Thus, we have high-protein diets, high-carbohydrate diets, and high-fat diets. On the flip side, we also have low-fat diets, low-carb diets, and so on. In addition to these, there are other versions such as a gluten-free diet (which is necessary for those truly allergic to wheat), a vegan diet, a raw food diet, and even a blood type diet that is based on particular blood types. Reflect on your eating habits. Which type of diet do you prefer? Why do you prefer this type of diet to other diet options?
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.
- For each of the 3 major macromolecules (i.e., proteins, fats, and carbohydrates) explain in your own words at least 2 functions each has in the human body, plants, or animals. (10 pts)
- Compare the nutrition label for ground beef below to the nutrition label from any canned vegetable you may have in your pantry. Name your chosen vegetable and describe three differences between the two labels as they relate to macromolecules. (Note: if you do not have any canned vegetables, you may use the internet to find a label.) (10 pts)
- Reflect on what you learned in this Unit about a healthy diet. Then, explain why you think beef is or is not necessary for a balanced diet. (10 pts)