Deficiency – is rare but can cause tiredness and depression
Maintain strong teeth and bones and prevents tooth decay
Deficiency – tooth decay
A group of people are starting a lunch club for the elderly who don’t have the best diet as it is difficult to cook for themselves. The lunch club want to give the elderly the correct amount of vitamins but still have a range of flavours and textures. They will be cooking for 30 elderly people each day.
Plan a tasty 2 course meal that could be served to the elderly guests that will contain a range of vitamins and minerals.
How can the organisers avoid losing vitamins when they are preparing, cooking and serving this 2 course meal?
65% body made up of water
Regulates body temperature – sweat evaporates and cools us down.
Helps the kidneys flush out excess substances from our blood.
Water transports nutrients, oxygen and carbon dioxide round the body.
Needed for all processes e.g. digestion
Amount needed depends on activity level, weather and amount of salt we eat.
Atleast 1l of water is lost each day through urine and sweat.
Dehydration = a medical condition resulting from insufficient water in the diet.