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Substances that work as a team to keep your body healthy and functioning
Builds and Repairs Body Tissues Found in Red Meat, Fish, eggs, nuts, dried peas and beans, cheese
Supply your body with energy Complex/Fibers~ energy over time Found in whole Grains Simple~ quick energy /few nutrients candy, cookies, soda
Helps the body store energy Helps the body use vitamins Helps keep skin and hair looking healthy Found in butter, oils, salad dressings, cheese, snack foods. Everyone needs some fat in MODERATION!
Protects you from infections Maintains healthy skin, hair, mucous membranes, bones, teeth Night vision Antioxidant[ Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food, or by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases.]
Changes carbohydrates into energy Healthy nervous system Found in whole grains, dry beans and peas, pork, liver
Helps your body release energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins Found in breads, cereals, dairy, green leafy, eggs, meats
Healthy nervous system Found in meat, whole grains, dry beans, peanuts
Helps heal wounds and infections Helps absorb iron Works as an antioxidant Found in citrus fruit, kiwi, mango, strawberry, broccoli, tomatoes
Helps your body use calcium and phosphorus Found in Fortified dairy products, egg yolks, salmon and mackerel Sunshine
Necessary for blood to clot normally Found in green leafy vegetables, fruits, vegetables, egg yolks, wheat bran and germ
Calcium Builds bone and bone strength Prevents osteoporosis Helps regulate blood clotting Needed for muscle contraction Found in dairy, dry beans, dark leafy green
Carries oxygen to the blood Helps cells use oxygen Found in meat, fish, dark green leafy vegetables Dry beans, peas,, dried fruits
Responsible for your body’s use of energy Found in saltwater fish, iodized salt
Helps maintain the fluid balance in your body Heartbeat Helps with muscle and nerve action Found in bananas and oranges Meat, poultry Dry beans, peas, dairy
Helps bones make proteins Helps nerves and muscles work normally Found in whole grains, green vegetable, dry beans and peas
Water is necessary for survival. Our body is made up of approximately 85% water
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