Vitamins

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The function of Vitamin A
Healthy mucous membranes and skin. Aids vision, especially in the dark. Also powerful antioxidants. Foods; Carrots, Spinach, Squash and Sweet Potatoe
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The function of Vitamin B
Needed to convert carbohydrates and fats into energy. Foods; Meat, Poultry, Milk, Cheese, Yoghurt and Wheat Germ
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The function of Vitamin C
Aids to heal wounds quicker, strengthen the immune system, absorb iron easier and fight cancerous cells. Foods; Fruit & Vegetables
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The function of Vitamin D
Absorbs calcium, strengthens bones and teeth and can prevent osteoporosis. Foods; Eggs, Margarine and Sunshine.
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The function of Vitamin E
it acts as an antioxidant, which protects cell membranes. This helps to maintain healthy skin, eyes and strengthens the immune system. Foods; Plant oils, such as soya, corn, olive oil and nuts.
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The function of Calcium
Builds and maintains bones and teeth. Also assists in normal blood clotting and helps maintain proper nerve and muscle function. Foods; Dairy products and green leafy vegetables.
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The function of Protein
Growth, Repair & Maintenance of body tissue. Foods; Meat, eggs, fish, beans, lentils and nuts.
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The function of Total Complex Carbohydrates
Known as starchy and can be found in most grain cereals. No surges in blood sugar levels and the energy is released at a slow & steady rate. Foods; Cereal, rice, pasta, bread and potatoes.
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The function of Simple Carbohydrates
Can quickly and easily be broken down into glucose and converted into energy very soon after they have been consumed. This causes blood sugar levels (glucose) to rise rapidly. Food; Lemonade, cola, sweets, iced cakes, sugary cereals and biscuits
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The function of N.S.P
Adds bulk to the contents of the gut and is thought to help protect against constipation and other bowel disorders. Foods; Whole grain cereals and Fruit & Vegetables.
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The function of Vegetable Fat
An important source of energy and help the body absorb and move vitamins A,D,E & K (ADEK) through the bloodstream. Lower in cholesterol. Foods; Vegetable Oil and margarine
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The function of Animal Fat
An important source of energy and helps the body absorb and move vitamins A,D,E & K (ADEK) through the bloodstream. High in cholesterol. Foods; Fatty meats, gravy, cream and butter.
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Needed to convert carbohydrates and fats into energy. Foods; Meat, Poultry, Milk, Cheese, Yoghurt and Wheat Germ

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The function of Vitamin B

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Aids to heal wounds quicker, strengthen the immune system, absorb iron easier and fight cancerous cells. Foods; Fruit & Vegetables

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Absorbs calcium, strengthens bones and teeth and can prevent osteoporosis. Foods; Eggs, Margarine and Sunshine.

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it acts as an antioxidant, which protects cell membranes. This helps to maintain healthy skin, eyes and strengthens the immune system. Foods; Plant oils, such as soya, corn, olive oil and nuts.

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