#6What function does folate play in early stages of pregnancy?Folate (folic acid) is important in early pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects.
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#7Retinol is the scientific name for this fat soluble vitamins. What are some food sources?Some of the food sources in which we get Vitamin A are: Oily fish (salmon, sardines, full cream dairy products (butter, table margarine,) or orange, yellow and green fruits and vegetables.
#1These are nutrients that are vital in order for the body to grow and strengthen organs, bones, muscles and skin.
#8Retinol is the scientific name for this fat soluble vitamins. What are some food sources?The vitamin responsible for the clotting of blood is Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
#2What is the best way to ensure that a person receives adequate amounts of Vitamins and Minerals?You can eat meals that have the right amount of vitamins and minerals this way your body will have enough
#3What are the TWO major categories of Vitamins?Two major categories of vitamins are: Fat soluble Vitamins and Water soluble vitamins.
#9What can a deficiency in Vitamin D do to children?A deficiency in Vitamin D can cause rickets, which increases the chance of a child having fractures.
#4State TWO reasons why we need Vit C in our diet. We need vitamin C in order to have healthy skin, gums, teeth, bones and cartilage. It also assists with wound healing, resistance to infection and absorption of some types of iron.
#10What is an important function of Calcium?An important function of calcium is Essential for building strong healthy bones and teeth, helps muscle contraction and nerve function and helps blood clotting.
#5 Which water soluble Vitamin helps to control cholesterol levels?B3 (niacin) is the water soluble Vitamin that helps to control cholesterol levels.
#11What does Iodine do for our body and what foods can we get it from?Iodine promotes normal thyroid function and helps the brain function and normal growth. We can get it from: Seafood, Seaweed or Iodized salt.
#12What disorder can a rich source of Iron prevent us from getting?It can prevent us from getting Anemia.
#13There is a rich source of this mineral in processed foods .What does it do for the body?Some of the food sources in which we get Vitamin A are: Oily fish (salmon, sardines, full cream dairy products (butter, table margarine,) or orange, yellow and green fruits and vegetables.
#14Magnesium works along with calcium to provide structure for healthy bones. These are found in • Milk • Wholegrain• Green leafy vegetables • Legumes• Lean meats and fish • Nuts and seeds• Bananas
#15(Yeast extract (vegemite, Marmite), Egg yolk, Liver and kidney, Lean meat, Wholegrain, Cheese are all sources of this mineral, state one of its functions.Chromium plays a role in controlling blood sugar levels.