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Functions of Proteins 

Provides Energy

Build, Maintain, and Repair body tissues


  • Functions of water

    • Water carries nutrients to your cells and carries waste from your body.

    • Regulates body temperature.

    • Dissolves vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients. 

    • Lubricates joints.



Functions of fats

Provide substances needed for growth and healthy skin.

  • Enhance the taste and texture of food.

  • Required to carry “fat-soluble”
    vitamins throughout the body.

  • Provide energy.

Functions of vitamins

Help regulate the many chemical processes in the body.

  • There are 13 different vitamins known to be required each day for good health.


  • Vitamins are separated into two types: Fat Soluble & Water Soluble Vitamins.



Functions of minerals

 The body depends on minerals for practically every process necessary for life.

Minerals actually become part of the body.

The body requires 16 minerals daily.

Carbohydrate - main source of energy for the body 

These simple carbohydrates have a bad reputation because they are high in calories and low in nutritional value.

Simple Carbohydrates

Functions of complex carbohydrates

An excellent source of fuel (energy)
for the body.

Rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Complex Carbohydrates