Vitamins and Minerals

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VITAMINS
are known as MICRONUTRIENTS as they are needed in smaller quantities by the body.
They are used by the body for PROTECTION from infection and to REGULATE body
processes such as the absorption of energy from food.
Vitamins are complex compounds made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.
Vitamins are divided into TWO groups:
Water Soluble: Vitamins B and C Fat Soluble: Vitamins A, D, E and K
When answering questions on MICRONUTRIENTS, make sure you name the VITAMIN
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MINERALS
Are known as MICRONUTRIENTS and are needed by the body in small amounts.…read more

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1. Name three different foods you could have at breakfast time which contain Vitamin C
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2. Vitamins are grouped according to whether they are fatsoluble or watersoluble.
(a) Name two fat soluble vitamins
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(b) Name two water soluble vitamins
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3. Complete the chart below
Vitamin Functions in the body Good sources
A
C
4. Which Vitamins are added to margarine?
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5. Why are the B group Vitamins needed by the body?
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Why should pregnant women take Folic Acid?
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