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Q.1 Name the major nutrients in our food.



NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 2 Components Of Food


Answer :

Major nutrients of food are carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals.

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



NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 2 Components Of Food


Answer :

(a) Carbohydrates
(b) Proteins
(c) Vitamin A
(d) Calcium

Q.3 Name two foods each rich in: (a) Fats
(b) Starch
(c) Dietary fibre
(d) Protein



NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 2 Components Of Food


Answer :

(a) ghee, butter
(b) rice, wheat
(c) spinach, lady’s finger, or any green vegetables
(d) milk, fish, egg, any pulses etc.

Q.4 Tick (?) the statements that are correct.
(a) By eating rice alone, we can fulfil nutritional requirement of 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. ( )



NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 2 Components Of Food


Answer :

(b) and (c) are the correct statement

Q.5 Fill in the blanks.
(a) ______________ is caused by deficiency of Vitamin D.
(b) Deficiency of ______________ causes a disease known as beriberi.
(c) Deficiency of Vitamin C causes a disease known as ______________.
(d) Night blindness is caused due to deficiency of ____________ in our food.



NCERT Solutions for Class 6 Science Chapter 2 Components Of Food


Answer :

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



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