Food and health: Nutrients

  • Created by: Naomi001
  • Created on: 05-01-16 18:07

Types of nutrients:

  • Protein 
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fat
  • viitamins and minerals

What else do we need to have?

Dietarty fibre because we to ensure that our digestive system works properly. We also need water so we stay hydrated, we should have aboout 70%.

What are the 3 macronutrients?

  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein
  • Fats

Protein: We need protein for growth and repair of the body.Protein can be found in animal and vegetable sources. 

Animal sources are:

  • meat
  • poultry
  • fish
  • milk and dairy products

Vegetable sources are:

  • beans, peas and lentils
  • nuts
  • tofu and other meat replacements such as quorn


There are 2 types of carbohydrates…


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