Protein is needed for the growth and maintenance of muscle, blood, skin, internal organs, hair and nails. PROTEIN AND FAT CAN BE FOUND IN DAIRY, POULTRY, FISH AND RED MEAT.
Carbohydrates (CARBS for short) are the main source of energy for your body. CARBS COME IN 3 FORMS:
You need vitamins for bone growth, healthy skin, strong teeth, and to help you see better in the dark.
Water is responsible for moving nutrients into cells and for the removal of waste from cells.
Minerals help with the formation of bones and tissues. They also turn food into energy and help your nerves and muscles.
Fat is used by the body as a source of energy.
Processed (added) Sugars such as corn syrup and table sugar give you quick-acting short-term energy with NO nutritional benefits.
Sodium is usually added to food to make it taste better. EXAMPLE: Table Salt.
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