7 Food Groups

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  • Created on: 05-12-12 18:33

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates

Fast release energy

Energy in form of glucose to body's cells and tissues

e.g pasta, bread, rice (complex), fruit, milk, honey (simple sugars)

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Proteins

Proteins

Growth and repair of muscles

Minor energy source

e.g meat, fish, eggs, cheese

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Fats

Fats

Slow release energy source

e.g red meats, cheese, butter, chocolate

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Fibre

Fibre

Aids digestion and prevents constipation

Bulking agent

Reduce blood cholesterol

Control blood glucose levels of diabetic

e.g fruit, veg, whole grain and high fibre cereals, bread

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Vitamins

Vitamins

Energy metabolism (VB2)

Formations of tissues (VK / VB12) Production of red blood cells-heamoglobin

e.g veg (carrots) oily fish, eggs, cheese, butter, liver, citric fruits

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Minerals

Minerals

Bone Growth

Energy metabolism

Nerve function 

e.g milk, cheese, bread, green leafy veg, broccoli, nuts,           chicken

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Water

Water

Medium for most reactions

Lubricant for joints and eyes

Regulates body temp

e.g isotonic drinks, water



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Folic Acid

Folic acid

Normal cell division

Formation of blood cells

Normal structure of nervous system

e.g liver, oragne juice, grean leafy veg

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Comments

geegeemae

Needs examples of types vitamins e.g. VD

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