Diet - Nutrients / Variations

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  • Diet
    • Essential nutrients
      • Carbohydrate
        • Provide energy
        • Made up of simple sugars
      • Fats
        • Provide energy, act as an energy store, provide insulation
        • Made up of fatty acids and glycerol
      • Proteins
        • Growth/repair
        • Made up of amino acids
      • Vitamins and minerals
        • Various functions
      • Water
        • Prevents dehydration
    • Diet variations
      • Age
        • Children: Protein for growth
        • Older people: calcium
      • Gender
        • Females: Iron, lost in menustration
      • Physical activity
        • Active - need more protein
      • Religion
      • Personal
      • Medicinal

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