Balanced diet By: Angelika
Diet What happens if you don’t get enough of nutrients?
You could alter your growth and development which will affect you for the rest of your life. The bones you grow and develop now will be the ones that will support you when you are 80. What is nutrients? Nutrients is essential substances that your body needs in to order to grow and stay healthy. why do we need nutrients? Nutrients are very important as they help in keeping the body and mind in a healthy state. They also provide the necessary energy that is required by the body for it to function well.
Nutrients Nutrients group
Carbohydrates What is it celled What they do Where you can find it
They give you energy You find them in sugary and starchy foods like potatoes, rice, cereals and some fruit and vegetables
Fat What is it celled What they do Where you can find it Fats
they provide energy and help in building You find them in dairy products, red meats, some poultry and fish
Proteins What is the name What they do Where you can find it proteins
They help your body grow and repair itself You find them in meats, poultry, fish, dairy products, eggs and beans
Fibre What is the name What they do Where you can find it Fibre
It helps you digest your food You find fibre in lots of food like cereals, fruit, bread and vegetables
Minerals What is the name What they do Where you can find it minerals
iron is good for the blood calcium is good for your bones magnesium is good for your nerves Minerals are in lots of foods but are especially in fresh fruit and vegetables
Vitamins What is the name What they do Where you can find it Vitamins
Good for keeping your body healthy they are good for your skin, bones and teeth Vitamins are mostly found in dairy products ( milk, eggs and butter), fresh fruit and vegetables
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