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  • Created on: 13-12-12 13:41


7 Main Food groups

  • Carbohydrates - for energy 
  • Protein - repair and growth
  • Vitamins - immune system 
  • Minerals - calcium 
  • Fats - instualation, energy store
  • Water - chemical reaction
  • Fibre - digestive system

An imbalanced diet causes a person to become malnourished. For example:
too little food may lead to a person being underweight
too much food may lead to a person being overweight.
A poor diet may also lead to deficiency diseases. For example, too little vitamin D in the diet can lead to rickets, which affects the proper growth of the skeleton. Type 2 diabetes is also a problem related to poor diet.

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