A Balanced Diet

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  • A Balanced Diet
    • Carbohydrates
      • Pasta
      • Rice
      • Sugar
      • Provide energy
    • Lipids (fats and oils)
      • Butter
      • Oily fish
      • Provides energy
      • Acts as an energy store
      • Provides insulation
    • Proteins
      • Meat
      • Fish
      • Growth and repair of tissue
      • Provides energy in emergences
    • Vitamins
      • A
        • Improves vision
        • Keeps hair and skin healthy
        • Liver
      • C
        • Oranges
        • Needed to prevent scurvy
      • D
        • Eggs
        • Needed for calcium absorption
    • Mineral Ions
      • Calcium
        • Milk
        • Cheese
        • Needed to make bones and teeth
      • Iron
        • Red meat
        • Needed to make haemoglobin for healthy blood
    • Water
      • Food and drink
      • Most bodily functions rely on water
        • Need a constant supply to replace the water lost through breathing, sweating and urinating
    • Dietary Fibre
      • Wholemeal bread
      • Aids the movement of food through the gut
  • Meat

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