Nutrients and Biological Molecules in a Balanced Diet

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______ are found most in starchy foods like bread, pasta, and potatoes as well as in fruits and vegetables and the main reason we need carbohydrates is as an energy source so they provide us with most of the energy that we need to carry out chemical reactions and move around

Main role is to provide energy just like carbohydrates but often they act as a longer term stores of energy because we can store lots of fat for use later they also do lots of other useful things though like keep us warm by insulating us and protecting our organs finally proteins are also found in a range of foods but particularly in nuts and seeds meat and fish and also legumes meaning things like lentils and beans you can think of proteins as building blocks so we need them to grow and to repair damaged tissue they can also be used for energy but only really in emergencies if we don't have enough carbohydrates or lipids

Can be gained from foods like liver or leafy vegetables and you need it for good vision and to keep your skin and hair healthy then there's vitamin c which you can get from fruit and vegetables particularly citrus fruits like oranges and you need this to prevent yourself from getting the disease scurvy there's also vitamin d which is a weird one in that your body can actually make it itself using sunlight but you can also get it in foods like eggs and oily fish and its main purpose is to help you absorb calcium calcium itself though is actually an example of a mineral and is found in dairy products like milk as well as leafy vegetables you need calcium for strong bones and so if you don't eat enough calcium or you can't absorb it because you don't have enough vitamin d then it could lead to a condition like rickets where your bones can be deformed lastly we have iron which you get from red meat spinach and beans iron is a really important component of hemoglobin which remember helps your red blood cells transport oxygen around the body so if you don't get enough iron you can develop a condition called anemia where you can't transport as much

Foods like liver or leafy vegetables and you need it for good vision and to keep your skin and hair healthy then there's vitamin c which you can get from fruit and vegetables particularly citrus fruits like oranges and you need this to prevent yourself from getting the disease scurvy there's also vitamin d which is a weird one in that your body can actually make it itself using sunlight but you can also get it in foods like eggs and oily fish and its main purpose is to help you absorb calcium calcium itself though is actually an example of a mineral and is found in dairy products like milk as well as leafy vegetables you need calcium for strong bones and so if you don't eat enough calcium or you can't absorb it because you don't have enough vitamin d then it could lead to a condition like rickets where your bones can be deformed lastly we have iron which you get from red meat spinach and beans iron is a really important component of hemoglobin which remember helps your red blood cells transport oxygen around the body so if you don't get enough iron you can develop a condition called anemia where you can't transport as much

Which is a weird one in that your body can actually make it itself using sunlight but you can also get it in foods like eggs and oily fish and its main purpose is to help you absorb calcium calcium itself though is actually an example of a mineral and is found in dairy products like milk as well as leafy vegetables you need calcium for strong bones and so if you don't eat enough calcium or you can't absorb it because you don't have enough vitamin d then it could lead to a condition like rickets where your bones can be deformed lastly we have iron which you get from red meat spinach and beans iron is a really important component of hemoglobin which remember helps your red blood cells transport oxygen around the body so if you don't get enough iron you can develop a condition called anemia where you can't transport as much

Is a really important component of hemoglobin which remember helps your red blood cells transport oxygen around the body so if you don't get enough iron you can develop a condition called anemia where you can't transport as much

Your body can actually make it itself using sunlight but you can also get it in foods like eggs and oily fish and its main purpose is to help you absorb calcium calcium itself though is actually an example of a mineral and is found in dairy products like milk as well as leafy vegetables you need calcium for strong bones and so if you don't eat enough calcium or you can't absorb it because you don't have enough vitamin d then it could lead to a condition like rickets where your bones can be deformed lastly we have iron which you get from red meat spinach and beans

Of hemoglobin which remember helps your red blood cells transport oxygen around the body so if you don't get enough iron you can develop a condition called anemia where you can't transport as much

Can get from fruit and vegetables particularly citrus fruits like oranges and you need this to prevent yourself from getting the disease scurvy there's also vitamin d which is a weird one in that your body can actually make it itself using sunlight but you can also get it in foods like eggs and oily fish and its main purpose is to help you absorb calcium calcium itself though is actually an example of a mineral and is found in dairy products like milk as well as leafy vegetables you need calcium for strong bones and so if you don't eat enough calcium or you can't absorb it because you don't have enough vitamin d then it could lead to a condition like rickets where your bones can be deformed lastly we have iron which you get from red meat spinach and beans iron is a really important component of hemoglobin which remember helps your red blood cells transport oxygen around the body so if you don't get enough iron you can develop a condition called anemia where you can't transport as much

Which remember helps your red blood cells transport oxygen around the body so if you don't get enough iron you can develop a condition called anemia where you can't transport as much

Which remember helps your red blood cells transport oxygen around the body so if you don't get enough iron you can develop a condition called anemia where you can't transport as much

Your red blood cells transport oxygen around the body so if you don't get enough iron you can develop a condition called anemia where you can't transport as much

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Explore the different biological molecules and nutrients required for a healthy balanced diet, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and water. Learn about the sources of these nutrients in various foods and why they are essential for the body.

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