Food and nutrients

The nutritional value of food

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The role of the food groups

Which food group hydrates the body and helps circulation?
Water represents about 60% of your body weight.
Water helps nutrients circulate throughout your body.

Which food group plays a role in body function and protection?
Fruit and vegetables play a role in body function and protection. Their vitamins protect us from illness and help the body use nutrients.

Which food groups play a structural role?
We use proteins in the food in the meat group to build muscles and skin. Dairy products contain minerals, such as calcium, which is vital for building bones and teeth.

Which food groups provide the body with energy?
Food in the cereals, fats and sugary products groups provide energy.

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