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Nutrition is the relationship between food and health. The individual chemicals in food
are called nutrients. There are six main classes of nutrients- carbohydrates, fats,
proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. Most foods in the first three classes need
digestion before the body can use them.

Carbohydrates include sugars…

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Vitamins and minerals are needed in much smaller amounts than carbohydrates, fats
and proteins and do not provide energy. Vitamins are organic substances (contain
carbon atoms joined to hydrogen), found only in living things. Minerals are inorganic;
examples are calcium, potassium, phosphate and numerous other ions and salts.
Vitamins and…


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