Balanced Diet Biology GCSE AQA

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  • Created on: 21-04-13 14:01
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  • Balenced Diet
    • Proteins
      • Growth and repair - builds new tissue
      • Found in products like meat, fish and nuts
      • Amino Acids
    • Carbohydrates
      • Too many carbohydrates and not enough exercise can lead to being overweight
      • Found in products like bread and pasta
      • Provides energy
    • Vitamins and Minerals
      • Required for general health
      • Not enough can cause deficiency diseases like scurvy, which is caused by a lack in vitamin C
    • Fibre
      • Helps prevent constipation by helping the digestive system
      • Found in things like fruit and vegetables
    • Fats
      • Stored energy
      • Too much can lead to being overweight
    • Water
      • Where the chemical reactions take place in the body
  • Malnutrition
    • When you do not have a balenced diet
    • Overweight
    • Underweight


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