Diet

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  • DIET
    • Carbohydrates
      • Provides energy
      • Simple (sugars/drinks)
      • Complex (starch/bread)
      • Stored in mucscles as glycogen (converted to glucose for energy)
    • Fats
      • Provides energy (slow release)
      • Saturated
        • Chips, burgers, etc.
        • Heart disease
      • Unsaturated
        • Margarine, oils, nuts, etc.
        • Lowers cholesterol
    • Protein
      • Builds and repairs muscle
      • 'Power' athletes
      • Meat, fish, dairy
    • Vitamins
      • Fruit and vegetables
      • Vision, skin, cell formation, healing
    • Minerals
      • Calcium
        • Dairy
        • Strengthen bones
      • Iron
        • Fish, red meat
        • Prevents fatigue
    • Water
      • Prevents dehydration
      • Sweat regulates body temp
      • Replaces body salts
      • Carries oxygen & waste products
      • Maintains fluid levels
    • Fibre
      • Potatoes, cereals
      • Healthy digestion
  • Complex (starch/bread)

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