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function of protein

required for growth, repair and maintenance of body cells and tissue

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food sources of protein

red meat

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function of carbohydrates

-to supply the body with energy for all activities
-to supply energy to maintain normal body temperature

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food sources of carbohydrates

potato
pasta

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function of fat

provides a concentrated source of energy

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food sources of fat

meat, butter

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function of vitamin a

required to make visual purple which assists with good vision in dim light

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food sources of vitamin a

green leafy vegetables, carrots

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function of vitamin d

-must be present so calcium can be absorpbed
-acts with calcium and phosphorus to form strong bones and teeth

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food sources of vitamin d

the suns ultra-violet rays reacting on the skin
cod

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function of vitamin e

antioxidant vitamin that helps to prevent certain cancers and heart disease

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food sources of vitamin e

egg yolk

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function of vitamin k

important for ensuring that the blood clots when injured so preventing harmful blood loss

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food sources of vitamin k

green vegetables, meat

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function of vitamin c

must be present for the absorption of iron therefore helping to prevent anaemia

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food sources of vitamin c

blackcurrants, green peppers

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function of vitamin b1

essential for the release of energy from carbohydrates

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food sources of vitamin b1

milk, egg

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function of vitamin b2

essential for the release of energy from food especially protein, carbohydrates and fats

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food sources of vitamin b2

milk, egg

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function of vitamin b3

essential for the release of energy from food especially carbohydrates

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food sources of vitamin b3

milk, egg

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function of vitamin b12

helps prevent certain forms of anaemia

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food sources of vitamin b12

meat

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function of iron

-component of haemoglobin
-haemoglobin is required to transport oxygen around the body to every cell so that we don't feel tired and then eventually become anaemic

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food sources of iron

red meat

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function of phosphorus

works with calcium in the formation, development and maintenance of bones and teeth

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food sources of phosphorus

milk, cheese

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function of sodium

essential for maintaining the correct fluid balance of the body

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food sources of sodium

table salt

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function of folic acid

essential for the formation of blood cells
essential for normal growth

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food sources of folic acid

green leafy vegetables
dairy products

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function of calcium

works with phosphorus to make calcium phosphate which is the chief material that gives bones and teeth their hardness

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food sources of calcium

milk, cheese