Nutrients you need

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  • Created on: 16-04-14 14:20
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  • Nutrients you need
    • macronutrients
      • major part of diet
      • carbohydrates
        • provide energy
          • glucose
      • lipids
        • provide energy
          • excess cause body fat
      • proteins
        • broken down into amino acids
    • mirconutrients
      • smaller quantities
      • Calcium
        • formation of skeleton and teeth
        • blood clotting
      • sodium
        • nerves to work properly
        • need to balance salt levels
      • vitamins
        • absorbed directly into the blood stream from the gut
    • water and fibre
      • water
        • lack of water can kill you in days
      • roughage
        • holds large amounts of water
        • without it food would move slowly in the gut
          • causing problems

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