Flashcards in Vitamins+ Minerals Deck (9)
Dozens of vitamins+ minerals are essential in very small amounts to maintain good health
Iron is needed to form haemoglobin- which gives healthy red blood cells their colour- these cells carry oxygen around the body where it helps release energy
Iron is needed to prevent...
Anaemia- which makes u feel pale, tired
Different types of iron are found in...
Haem iron and non haem iron
Haem iron is similar to the .....
Iron in our blood and so is easily absorbed- usually in animal foods
Non haem iron...
Cannot be absorbed by the body unless it is eaten with a food contains vitamin C ( ie fruit + vegetables) found in some plant foods and eggs
Haem iron foods
Non haem iron foods
Fortified breakfast cereals
Dark green leafy vegetables
Helps the body absorb non haem iron
Boosts the immune system helps us avoid minor infections cold+flu
It is an antioxidant vitamin- helps protect the body against serious diseases - conorary heart disease+divertcular disease