Class 6 Science Chapter 2 Components of Food

NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 2 Components of Food.
1. Name the major nutrients in our food.
The major nutrients in our food are Carbohydrates, proteins, Fats, Vitamins and minerals.

2. Name the following:
(a) The nutrients which mainly give energy to our body.
► Carbohydrates and fats
(b) The nutrients that are needed for the growth and maintenance of our body.
► Proteins and minerals
(c) A vitamin required for maintaining good eyesight.
► Vitamin A
(d) A mineral that is required for keeping our bones healthy.
► Calcium

3. Name two foods each rich in:
(a) Fats
► Mustard oil and Meat
(b) Starch
► Rice and Mango
(c) Dietary fibre
► Pulses and Potato
(d) Protein
► Gram and Milk

4. Tick (✓) the statements that are correct.
(a) By eating rice alone, we can fulfill the nutritional requirement in our body. ( )
► (✘)
(b) Deficiency diseases can be prevented by eating a balanced diet. ( )
► (✓)
(c) Balanced diet for the body should contain a variety of food items. ( )
► (✓)
(d) Meat alone is sufficient to provide all nutrients to the body. ( )
► (✘)

5. Fill in the blanks:
(a) _________ is caused by the deficiency of vitamin D.
► Rickets
(b) Deficiency of _________ causes a disease known as beri-beri.
► Vitamin B1
(c) Deficiency of vitamin C causes a disease known as _________.
► Scurvy
(d) Night blindness is caused due to deficiency of _________ in our food.
► Vitamin A

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