Mind map showing the main nutrients and their functions.

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  • Nutrition
    • The Main nutrients are:
      • Protein
        • for growth  & repair of body cells
      • Carbohydrates
        • to provide energy
      • Fats
        • Provide energy and  body warmth
      • Vitamins
      • Minerals
    • These are not nutrients but are important
      • Fibre
        • To rid the body waste and prevent constipation
      • Water
        • to maintain body temp; help digestion, lubricate joints  & help remove waste from the body
  • Give protection against disease
    • Minerals
    • Vitamins


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