Macro Nutrients + Micro Nutrients

Nutrients for a healthy diet, what they are, what they're for and what foods to find them in - useful for Child Development

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  • Created by: Anna Tull
  • Created on: 09-06-11 13:50

PROTEIN

Macro or Micro: Macro

 Function: Cell growth and repair

Source: Meat, milk, fish, cheese eggs, pulses, vegetables, nuts, soya, Quorn 

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FAT

Macro or Micro: Macro

Function: Warmth, and protects internal organs

Source: Butter, cream, cheese, oily fish, meat, nuts, oils, soya beans

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CARBOHYDRATES: SUGAR AND STARCH

Macro or Micro: Macro

Function: Provides energy

Source: Sugar: honey, fruit, refined sugar. Starch: flour, potatoes, pasta, rice, beans.

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VITAMIN A

Macro or Micro: Micro

Function: Healthy eyes and skin

Source: Butter, margarine, carrots, green vegetables

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VITAMIN B

Macro or Micro: Micro

Function: Releases energy from food

Source: Wholegrain cereals, meat, pulses     

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VITAMIN C

Macro or Micro: Micro

Function: Helps absorb calcium and iron, protects against infections, heals wounds

Source: Citrus fruits, strawberries, green vegetables, tomatoes

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VITAMIN D

Macro or Micro: Micro

Function: Helps calcium absorption

Source: Margarine, eggs, sunlight

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CALCIUM

Macro or Micro: Macro

Function: Strong bones and teeth

Source: Milk, cheese, green vegetables

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IRON

Macro or Micro: Macro

Function: Carries oxygen in the blood

Source: Red meat, cocoa, green vegetables, dried fruit

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FLUORIDE

Macro or Micro: Macro

Function: Protects teeth

Source: Seafood, fluoridated water

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