Essential Nutrients Comic

Essential Nutrients Comic

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  • Carbohydrates
  • Fats
  • Proteins
  • Food Sources:  (Simple)- Doughnuts, candy, and soda. (Complex)- Pasta, bread, and potatoes. Purpose: Supply the body with the energy it needs.
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  •                                 Food Sources:     Avocados, fatty fish, and dark chocolate. Purpose: The body uses fats to store energy and fats create cell membranes. They also insulate the body and protect organs. 
  • Water
  • Food Sources: Beans, beef, and eggs. Purpose: Proteins are the building blocks for growth and repair for the body. They're vital for the function, structure, and regulation of tissues and organs within the body. 
  • Food Sources: From fruits, vegetables, and dairy mostly. Purpose: Aids in the regulation of bodily functions. They help the body utilize other nutrients as well as store/use energy and fight infection. 
  • Food Sources: Milk, salt, and spinach. Purpose: Minerals regulate significant chemical reactions within the body. The bones are kept strong and the teeth and blood are kept healthy because of minerals.
  • Food Sources: Soups, vegetables, and juices. Purpose: Water keeps the body hydrated and it helps in moving food and nutrients throughout the body. Water helps in digestion and it's vital for survival.  
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