Task 2 - Know the characteristics of nutrients
Submit – 07/11/14
This task meets P2 and M1. You need to;
A) Use the table below to describe fully the characteristics of Carbohydrates, Protein, Lipids, Vitamins, Minerals and their benefit to the body.
(This meets P2)
B) You should also use the table to discuss the nutritional energy requirements for Young Children and Pregnant women/breastfeeding mothers comparing and contrasting similarities and differences between the two groups for each nutrient and for energy. (You need to show your understanding of the fact that people need different amounts of certain nutrients at each life stage) (This meets M1)
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But are only needed in small amounts as they can leave quite an impact.
I think both children and pregnant/breast feeding mothers need an equal amount of vitamins and minerals in their diet as the effects can benefit them both and they both need it in their diet to keep healthy.
Acts as a lubricant for joints, eyes
It helps the body get rid of waste
It helps the body regulate temperature
Children need to drink plenty of water to keep themselves hydrated because we so easily loose water in our body though natural causes also water keeps the body regulate its temperature.
For pregnant women and breast feeding mums water is vital in their diet as it acts as a lubricant fir eyes and joints. Also it helps the body get rid of waste easier.
It also is healthy for the baby.
I think water is needed in birth children’s and pregnant/breast feeding mums diets as water is needed for hydration also it helps regulate the body’s temperature however the mothers may need to drink more for the baby as well and also to pass waste through their body properly.