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Vitamins and Minerals
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Food pyramid
Vitamins and minerals are essential to good health.

They are, however, only needed in small quantities.

A balanced and varied diet usually means a good supply of vitamins and minerals.

There should be no need to take supplements of vitamins and minerals when your diet is balanced.

Mega-doses of some vitamins such as vitamin C and B6 can cause kidney and nerve damage respectively.

If, however you constantly feel tired when you train, you should ask you doctor to look at your vitamin and mineral intake.



Food groups
Food pyramid
Carbs and proteins
Fats
Vits and minerals

Did you know?
Vitamin A Essential for normal growth and development. Deficiency leads to poor vision in dim light and eventually to blindness
Vitamin B Needed to release energy from carbohydrate. Deficiency damages nervous system
Vitamin C Helps the body absorb iron from plant sources. Severe deficiency leads to scurvy
Vitamin D helps keep your bones healthy. Deficiency of vitamin D leads to rickets which is a skeletal deformity
Vitamin E can reduce the risk of some types of cancers and heart disease



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