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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Macro Molecules Needed In A Teenage Diet Proteins Lipids Carbohydrates Nucleic Acid -Teenagers need about 52 grams of protein a day.-This means .39 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day.-Teenagers that are athletic, and participate in sports may need to increase this amount, meaning that they may need 56 - 85 grams per day. -Protein is essential for growth and development in teenagers.-Foods high in protein are red meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs.-Two eggs, a 3-ounce portion of baked fish, 1 cup of cottage cheese and 1 cup of milk can cover most teenagers for their daily protein requirement. -Teenage girls need about 58 to 82 grams of fat per day.-Teenage boys need about 72 to 101 grams of fat per day.-Teenagers need about 2100 to 2600 calories per day. -Lipids act as fats.-Lipids are important in the bodies ability to store energy.-Vegetable oils, nut oils, olive and canola oils, purified fish oils, avocados, nuts, seeds and peanut butter are all good sources of lipids. -Teenage girls need about 225 to 325 grams of carbohydrates daily-Teenage boys need about 293 to 423 grams of carbohydrates daily.-Carbohydrates provide about four calories per gram. -Carbohydrates primary function is to act as energy for your body.-Carbohydrates are measured in both grams and calories.-Whole grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are all good sources of carbohydrates. -Nucleic Acid is used to create proteins in the cell.-Nucleic acids are found in almost all foods.-Beans, fish, and fruit are all good sources of nucleic acids. -Nucleic acids should be .5% of your daily calorie intake.-Your body synthesizes nucleic acids using nucleotides, these are gotten from proteins and carbohydrates.-You have to digest 0 grams of nucleic acids daily. Denis Shovelton
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