CBSE Science Class 6

Components of Food

Components of Food - Chapter Wise CBSE Solved Question and Answer Based On NCERT

Points To Remember:

  • Our food contains nutrients. Major nutrients are carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals.
  • Carbohydrates and fats provide energy to our body whereas protein helps in growth of body.
  • Vitamins help in protecting our body against diseases and Minerals help to maintain proper health.
  • Vitamins can be of several types such as Vitamin A, B, C, D and E. Deficiency of these vitamins may lead to diseases like night blindness, beriberi, scurvy and rickets.
  • Other than nutrients food also consists of dietary fibres and water. Dietary Fibres are also known as roughage.
  • Dietary fibres help our body to get rid of undigested food and water helps absorbing nutrients from food.
  • Balanced diet provides all the nutrients that our body needs, in right amount and right quantities along with roughage and water. Deficiency diseases can be prevented by balance diet.

Chapter 2: Food: Where does it come from ?