Minerals

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Sources of Calcium
Dairy Products, Leafy green Vegetables, Tofu
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Function of Calcium
Build strong bones and teeth
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Excess of Calcium
Stomach pains and diarrhoea
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Deficiency of Calcium
Osteoporosis - brittle bones (Adults) or Rickets (Children)
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Sources of Phosphorus
Red Meat, Leafy Green Vegetables, Fish
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Function of Phosphorus
Helps build strong bones and teeth and helps release energy from food
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Excess of Phosphorus
Stomach pains, diarrhoea, reduce amount of calcium leading to brittle bones
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Deficiency of Phosphorus
Rare
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Sources of Potassium
Bananas, Nuts, Pulses, Fish
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Functions of Potassium
Controlling body's fluids
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Excess of Potassium
Stomach pain, nausea and diarrhoea
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Deficiency of Potassium
Rare
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Sources of Zinc
MeaT, Shellfish, Dairy Products
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Functions of Zinc
Helps with healing of wounds, helps process fat, carbs and protein
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Excess of Zinc
Anaemia and weakening of bones
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Deficiency of Zinc
Poor growth (Children), slow healing wounds
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Sources of Flouride
Water
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Functions of Flouride
Strengthens tooth enamel, stimulated new bone production
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Excess of Flouride
Nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting
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Deficiency of Flouride
Tooth decay, tooth ache
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Source of Sodium
Processed foods; bacon, ready meals, bread
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Function of Sodium
Help keep the body fluids balanced
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Excess of Sodium
High blood pressure - heart attack and stroke
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Deficiency of Sodium
Hyponatraemia - can lead to a coma
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Source of Magnesium
Leafy green vegetables - spinach - fish, meat
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Function of Magnesium
Helps turn the food we eat into energy
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Excess of Magnesium
Diarrhoea
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Deficiency of Magnesium
Severe cases heart failure
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Build strong bones and teeth

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Function of Calcium

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Stomach pains and diarrhoea

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Osteoporosis - brittle bones (Adults) or Rickets (Children)

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Red Meat, Leafy Green Vegetables, Fish

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