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Guided Reading Activity 5-2
1. What are carbohydrates and how do they help the body function? Name four
sources of complex carbohydrates.
2. Explain the process by which the body uses and stores carbohydrates.
3. What is fiber, where is it found, and how does its consumption maintain and
improve health?
4. What are proteins and why are they a dietary necessity? Name six complete
protein sources and three incomplete protein sources.
5. What are fats and how are they used in the body? Why should your daily fat
calorie intake be limited to 20 to 30 percent of total calories?
6. Describe cholesterol, its role, and why excess cholesterol is unhealthy.
7. How do water-soluble vitamins differ from fat-soluble vitamins?
8. List three vital body processes that vitamins help regulate.
9. Why are minerals important? What are some examples?
10.Why is water important to body function?