Nutrients requirement data and sources for children and adults

Nutrients Requirements Sources Children1200-2100 kcal Adults1900-3900 kcal Carbohydrate 40-60g/100g of calories 50-70 g/100g of calories Glucose (its basic form) and sweets, biscuits, chocolates, pastries, honey, fruits, …

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Minerals

Minerals are important for your body to stay healthy. Your body uses minerals for many different jobs, including building bones, making hormones and regulating your heartbeat. …

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Vitamins

Vitamins are organic compounds which are needed in small quantities to sustain life. We get vitamins from food, because the human body either does not produce …

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Fibre

Fibre is an important component of a healthy balanced diet. We get fibre from plant-based foods, but it’s not something the body can absorb. This means …

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Fats

Fats are a group of organic compounds that occur naturally in plant and animal cells in the form of lipids, consisting of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen …

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Protein

This nitrogenous substance we call protein consists of chains of amino acids and is necessary for life functions. Protein is found throughout the body—in muscle, bone, …

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Carbohydrates

The word carbohydrate refers to a compound of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen that is a major source of energy for animals. It includes sugars and starches. …

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Nutrient

A nutrient is anything that nourishes a living being. We humans get our nutrients from what we eat; plants get there from the soil. There are …

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