A balanced diet

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  • A balanced diet
    • Vitamins
      • Vitamin D  for calcium absorption, Vitamin K for blood clotting
    • Proteins
      • needed for growth, to repair tissue and to make enzymes
    • Fats (lipids)
      • Acts as  an energy store
      • Insulates the body
      • Protects organs
      • Make up of cell membrane
    • Carbohydrates
      • Provide energy
    • Mineral salts
      • Iron to make haemoglobin, calcium for bone formation
    • Fibre
      • Aids movement of food through the gut
    • Water
      • used in chemical reactions.  constant supply is needed to replace what is lost through urine, tears, sweat and breathing


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