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why do we need protein?

growth of the body

repair of the body when it is injured

giving the body energy

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why do we need carbohydrates in our system?

this is the main source of the energy for the body to enable it to move plus produce heat, make sound, digest food, use the brain. Dietary fibre helps the body get rid of the water products from the intestines.

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why do we need fats?

Gives energy which is stored in the body under the skin and else where.

Inulates the body from the cold.

Protects the bones and the kidneys from the physical damage.

Provides 'fat soluble' vitamins A, D, E K

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why do we need vitamin A?

It helps with the maintenance of skin, night blindness and vision. The good sources of Vit A are carrots, peppers and tomatoes. A deficiency lower immunity

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why do we need vitamin B?

Helps realses energy and helps metabolism. A good source of Vit b is kale, leafy greens and egg yolk. A deficiency if you don't get enough can cause anaemia (feeling tired)

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why do we need vitamin C?

Vitamin C

It helps fight infections and connection of your tissues.A good source of it is citrus fruits and hard cheese. It can cause scurvy (teeth falling out)

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why do we need vitamin D?

Increases calcium intake. The good sources are the sun and dairy products.. Deficiencys are rickets for children.

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why do we need vitamin E?

It helps protect DNA and is an antioxidant. A good source of Vit E are blueberry and oily fish. A deficiency are the poor skin cells and hair cells.

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why do we need Vitamin K ?

Makes blood clotting nutrients and bone building nutrients. a good source of Vit K are kale, leafy greens and broccoli. Deficiencys included don't clot blood or bleed to death

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why do we need minerals?

minerals help your body grow, develop, and stay healthy. The body uses minerals to perform many different functions — from building strong bones to transmitting nerve impulses.

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why do we need water in our systems?

Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion, it's important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water.

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