Food types

A mind map of all of the major food types what they do and examples of them.

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  • Food Types
    • Carbohydrates
      • What does it do?
        • These supply about half of your energy. The body may also turn them into fats.
      • Examples
        • Sugar
          • Jams
          • Cakes
          • Sweets
          • Fruit
        • Starch
          • Potatoes
          • Rice
          • Bread
          • Flour
    • Fats
      • What does it do?
        • These are rich in energy. The body can store them to use later.
      • Examples
        • Butter
        • Margarine
        • Vegtable Oil
        • Lard
        • Meat
        • Cheese
    • Proteins
      • What does it do?
        • These are for body building. You need them for growth and for replacing dead cells
      • Examples
        • Meat
        • Eggs
        • Fish
        • Milk
        • Cheese
        • Bread
    • Minerals
      • Examples
        • Calcium
          • For making bones and teeth
          • from cheese and milk
        • Iron
          • For making blood
          • From liver, eggs and bread
    • Vitamins
      • Examples
        • Vitamin A
          • Margarine, butter, liver , carrots, green vegtables, fish oil
        • Vitamin B
          • Yeast, bread , meat , milk and potatoes
        • Vitamin B2
          • Milk, liver, eggs and cheese
        • VItamin C
          • Blackcurrants , green vegetables and oranges
        • Vitamin D
          • Margarine, eggs and fish oil
    • Fibre
      • What does it do?
        • You cannot digest fibre, but it's good for you because it helps food pass through you gut more easily
      • Examples
        • Vegetables, cereals and bread
    • Water
      • What does it do?
        • You need about a litre of water every day more if it is hot or you are very active.
      • Examples
        • Drinks, fruits and other foods with water in it
  • Minerals
    • Examples
      • Calcium
        • For making bones and teeth
        • from cheese and milk
      • Iron
        • For making blood
        • From liver, eggs and bread
  • Margarine, butter, liver , carrots, green vegtables, fish oil

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