Flashcards in Nutrition Deck (9):
- Very nutrient carries out a different function.
- many depend on each other to work properly.
- it is vital to eat an adequate amount of each nutrient for a balanced diet and good health.
What are the 5 main types of nutrient?
What are minerals and vitamins classed as?
What are proteins, carbohydrates and fats classed as?
What is a micronutrient?
A nutrient needed in very small amounts
What is a macronutrient?
A nutrient needed in large amounts
What could happen if we don’t get enough nutrients?
- become ill
- lose weight
What does deficiency mean?
A lack of nutrients