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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…

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MINERALS
Are known as MICRONUTRIENTS and are needed by the body in small amounts.
Minerals are used by the body for:
building strong bones and teeth
forming healthy blood cells and carrying oxygen around the body
controlling body processes such as nerve impulses
regulating body fluids









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Questions

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…

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7. Why should pregnant women take Folic Acid?
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