The Digestive System - Macro and Micronutrients

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  • Created on: 13-01-19 14:50

Carbohydrates- Provides the body with energy. If there is a deficiency it could result in Ketosis, which is when the body is completely fulled on fat. Hence the Keto diet. 

Proteins - For the growth and repair of bones, teeth and cells. Made of amino acids. If there is a deficiency it could cause muscle waste or kwashiorkor which is when there is too much fluid in the tissue which causes swelling. This is why kids in poorer countries have such swollen stomachs. 

Vitamin C - Fights diseases and helps the body absorb iron. If there…


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