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FUNCTION OF NUTRIENTS
Nutrient Best sources Function in the body Deficiency Symptoms
Carbohydrates
Furnish body heat and energy Lack of energy
Loss of weight
Fats Furnish body heat and energy.
Transport vitamins A, D, E and K.
Supply essential fatty acids.
Loss of weight.
Retarded growth.
Poor condition of skin and hair.
Protien Build, repair and maintain body tissue.
Furnish body heat and energy.
Retarded growth.
Premature old age. Poor muscle tone.
Slow mental reactions.
Lowered resistance to disease.
Calcuim milk
cheese
green vegetables
Essential for:
Tooth decay
Rickets
Retarded growth
Slow clotting time of blood
Phosphorous Essential for:
Tooth decay
Rickets
Retarded growth
Iron Needed for formation of red blood cells Anemia
Vitamin B Essential for: Retarded growth
Loss of apetitte and weight
Lack of energy
Nervousness
Vitamin B2 or G (riboflavin) Essential for:
Retarded growth
Inflammation of skin and tongue
Impaired vision
Niacin Essential for:
retarded growth
skin disorders
digestive disturbances
mental disorders
Pantothenic Acid Essential for:
growth
healthy skin and hair
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Vitamin C Essentail for:
retarded growth
tender or bleeding gums
Bruise easy
Iodine iodized salt
salt water sea food
normal function of thyroid gland Simple goiter
Vitamin A growth
normal funtion of eyes
Health of skin and mucous membranes
retarded growth
night blindness
lowered resistance to disease
poor condition of skin and mucous membranes
Vitamin D Essential for:
retared growth
tooth decay
rickets
Vitamin E seed germ oils
green vegetables
Essential for:
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Vitamin K green vegetables
cabbage
cauliflower
tomatoes
clotting of the blood Hemorrhages

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