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Function: Assists with the transport of materials in the body by making up most of the liquid part of blood (plasma), helps regulate body temperature, and helps break down food in the digestive system

Food sources: vegetables, fruit, milk

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WORKSHEETS

WORKSHEETS

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Micronutrients

Micronutrients

Minerals and vitamins are called micronutrients since they are needed by your body in SMALL amounts.

The minerals and most of the vitamins your body needs must be obtained from the FOODS you eat since your body cannot make them.

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Micronutrients: Minerals

Micronutrients: Minerals

Minerals are INORGANIC substances that are required by your body in order to develop and grow properly.

Some Important Minerals:

Calcium Iron

Potassium Magnesium

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Micronutrients: Minerals

Micronutrients: Minerals

Calcium

Function: Helps build strong bones and teeth, regulates blood clotting

Food sources: dairy products, leafy and green vegetables

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Micronutrients: Minerals

Micronutrients: Minerals

Iron

Function: Helps build hemoglobin which is the oxygen-carrying part of your red blood cells

Food sources: eggs, meats, whole grains

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Micronutrients: Minerals

Micronutrients: Minerals

Potassium

Function: Helps regulate fluid balance in the body, assists with the normal functioning of muscles and nerves

Food sources: bananas,

carrots, milk

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Micronutrients: Minerals

Micronutrients: Minerals

Magnesium

Function: Involved in the metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates, assists with bone growth and proper muscle functioning

Food sources: milk, meat, nuts

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Micronutrients: Vitamins

Micronutrients: Vitamins

Vitamins: Group of complex compounds that help your body maintain normal metabolism, growth, and development

Two Groups of Vitamins:

Water-Soluble

Fat-Soluble

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Water-Soluble Vitamins:

Water-Soluble Vitamins:

Vitamins that dissolve in water and are NOT stored in your body for future use

Vitamin B and Vitamin C

Micronutrients: Vitamins

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Examples of Water-Soluble Vitamins:

Examples of Water-Soluble Vitamins:

Vitamin C: Fights against infection, maintains healthy gums, strengthens and maintains blood vessel structure

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