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Flashcards in Food Deck (9):
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What is iron needed for?

To form haemoglobin in red blood cells.

2

Oxidation

When oxygen burns up food in the body's cells, releasing energy.

3

Empty kilocalories

Provide energy but nothing else.

4

Water

Drink 8 glasses a day.

5

Functions of water

Satisfies thirst
Helps digestion (peristalsis)
Helps remove waste from body (eg urine)
Source of fluoride and calcium
Part of all bodily fluids.

6

Deficiency of iron

Anaemia
(Feeling tired or run down)

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Important minerals

Calcium
Iron
Fluorine

8

Hypervitaminosis

Too much of vitamin A or D

9

Factors affecting food choice

Lifestyle
Culture
Religion
Foods in season
Cost
Availability
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