Tag: FN: Principles of Nutrition

Minerals

In this post we will be looking at the food sources and functions of major and trace elements of iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and iodine. Iron Iron is a trace element found in every cell of the body. It is needed for the formation of haemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the lungs to the…...

Fats and Vitamins

Fats These are a source of energy as well as some vitamins (eg. A and D) and provides essential fatty acids that the body can’t make itself. There are two main types of fat found in food: saturated and unsaturated. Saturated fats contain no double bond in their chemical structure. They exist in a solid…...

Food sources of Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats

Proteins Proteins are important macro-nutrients necessary for proper growth and function of the body. They are apart of every cell, tissue and organ in our bodies. Proteins are made up of amino acids and when we eat proteins, the body breaks the protein down into these small molecules. The daily recommended protein for adult males…...