Home Economics - Minerals

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mshowley
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Home Economics - Minerals
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2013-04-15 12:15:43
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Minerals
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  1. Name four minerals needed by the body
    1. Calcium

    2. Iron

    3. Fluorine

    4. Sodium
  2. List four sources of calcium
    1. Cheese

    2. Milk

    3. Water

    4. Yogurt
  3. What is the function of calcium?
    To build strong bones and teeth
  4. What are the main diseases that a person can get if you do not have enough calcium in their diet?
    1. Rickets

    2. Osteomalacia (adult rickets)

    3. Osteoporosis (brittle bones)

    4. Tooth decay
  5. List two sources of iron
    1. Red meat

    2. Green vegetables
  6. What is the function of iron?
    To make haemoglobin in our blood

    This carries oxygen to every part of the body
  7. What disease can a person get if they do not have enough iron in their diet?
    Anaemia - The symptoms are tiredness, paleness, weakness and dizziness

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