CBSE Class 6 Science Chapter 2 – Components of Food Class 6 Revision Notes
In this chapter, we will be learning about the Components of Food Class 6 notes. We will learn about the different food items which carry various components needed by our body, also called nutrients. Also, we will conduct different tests to see the presence of these nutrients. We will conduct a test for the presence of starch (rich in carbohydrates). Then, the test for protein will be done for a food item. Furthermore, we will be conducting a test to ensure the presence of fats in a food item. We will also come to know about vitamins and minerals. Thus, from the tests, we will conclude that carbohydrates and fats are “energy-giving foods”. Moreover, proteins help in the growth and repair of our bodies. Also, vitamins help in fighting with diseases and minerals protect too. We need dietary fibers and water.
Also, we will learn about a balanced diet i.e. a diet containing all the nutrients. Furthermore, we will come to know about the loss of nutrients from improper cooking. Then, we will learn about the deficiency diseases caused due to lack of different nutrients for a long time. Also, the symptoms have been depicted. However, these can be prevented by taking a balanced diet.
Sub-Topics Covered Under Components of Food
- Balanced Diet: This topic teaches us what a balanced diet is. Also, we will learn about the various items comprising a balanced diet. Moreover, we will learn the necessity for proper cooking.
- Essential Components and Deficiency Diseases: This topic teaches us about the importance of different components i.e. Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins, Vitamins, and Minerals. Also, we will learn how their deficiency leads to many diseases. Also, we will know the symptoms of these. However, we will learn that a balanced diet helps to prevent these.
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