Minerals and Vitamins

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Calcium
Essential for strong bones. Female dancers in particular need to include sufficient levels to maintain healthy bones and teeth. Calcium from dairy products is easily absorbed by the intestine, making these excellent sources of calcium.
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Iron
Helps to prevent fatigue. Good sources of iron include liver, lean red meat, tuna and dark green vegetables.
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Zinc
Important in the immune system and for its role with enzyme activity (during the digestive process). Sources include meat, seafood, pulses and wholegrains.
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Vitamin A
Comes from milk and dairy foods and is needed for growth, development and eyesight.
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'B' Vitamins
Come from starchy carbohydrates, meat and dairy products and help the body release and use energy.
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Vitamin C
Comes from fresh fruit and vegetables, and is needed for healthy skin and body tissue. It also helps the body absorb iron.
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Vitamin D
Comes from oily fish, butter and margarine and is needed for healthy bones.
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Iron

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Helps to prevent fatigue. Good sources of iron include liver, lean red meat, tuna and dark green vegetables.

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Zinc

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Vitamin A

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'B' Vitamins

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