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Nutrients presentation

  1. 1. PowerPoint 153 Nutrients© Food – fact of life 2008
  2. 2. Nutrients Food contains different substances that are needed for health. These are nutrients, water and fibre. All food and drink provide nutrients. Different types of foods provide nutrients in different amounts.© Food – fact of life 2008
  3. 3. Nutrients Food is the source of energy for humans. Energy is provided by the nutrients: •carbohydrate; •protein; •fat.© Food – fact of life 2008
  4. 4. Nutrients Other nutrients are: • vitamins, e.g. Vitamin A, Vitamin C; • minerals, e.g. iron, calcium. These are needed by the body to keep healthy.© Food – fact of life 2008
  5. 5. Fibre Some foods also provide fibre. Fibre is not digested by the body, but is needed to keep the gut healthy.© Food – fact of life 2008
  6. 6. Portion size Different amounts of food provide different amounts of energy and nutrients. The amount of food is known as a portion. We eat different amounts of different types of food.© Food – fact of life 2008
  7. 7. Functions Protein is needed for growth and repair. Beef burgers Tuna What other foods provide protein?© Food – fact of life 2008
  8. 8. Functions Carbohydrate provides the main source of energy for the body. Potatoes Pasta What other foods provide© Food – fact of life 2008 carbohydrate?
  9. 9. Functions Fat is needed for health, but in small amounts. Oil Butter What other foods provide fat?© Food – fact of life 2008
  10. 10. Functions Vitamin A is needed for night vision. Carrots Eggs What other foods provide© Food – fact of life 2008 Vitamin A?
  11. 11. Functions Vitamin C is needed for the maintenance of healthy skin. Orange Kiwi What other foods provide Vitamin C?© Food – fact of life 2008
  12. 12. Functions Iron is a mineral which is needed for healthy blood. Roast beef Baked beans What other food© Food – fact of life 2008 provides iron?
  13. 13. Functions Calcium is a mineral which is needed for the growth and maintenance of strong bones and teeth. Milk Cheese What other food© Food – fact of life 2008 provides calcium?
  14. 14. Nutrients Fibre is needed to help keep the gut healthy. Wholemeal Baked potato bread What other foods provide fibre?© Food – fact of life 2008
  15. 15. The eatwell plate© Food – fact of life 2008
  16. 16. Fruit and Vegetables This group is one of the main provider of: • Vitamin A; • Vitamin C; • fibre.© Food – fact of life 2008
  17. 17. Bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and other starchy foods This group provides carbohydrate. This is the main source of energy. It also provides fibre.© Food – fact of life 2008
  18. 18. Milk and dairy foods This is the main group to provide calcium. It also provides Vitamin A.© Food – fact of life 2008
  19. 19. Meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein This is the main group to provide protein. It also provides iron.© Food – fact of life 2008
  20. 20. Foods and drinks high in fat and/or sugar This group provides fat and sugar (a form of carbohydrate).© Food – fact of life 2008
  21. 21. For further information, go to: www.foodafactoflife.org.uk© Food – fact of life 2008

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