The Body Needs series reveals why your body needs a balanced diet to be healthy. It explains how much of each type of nutrient you need to eat every day and in which foods those nutrients can be found. The importance of water and fiber in the diet are also discussed. The series looks at the way our bodies digest and store food and how the excess is released as waste. It also investigates the different health problems and diseases that may occur when our bodies either have too much or too little of certain types of food.
Each book includes:
body fact boxes
the food pyramid
About the Author
Angela Royston has written many books for young people, including books about people at work, animals, health and the environment.
Table of Contents
Fueling the body machine Small quantities What are vitamins? What are minerals? Digesting vitamins and minerals Absorbing vitamins and minerals How the body uses vitamins Using B vitamins and vitamin C Using vitamins D, E, and K How the body uses minerals Minerals in body fluids Minerals in enzymes Too much of a good thing Too much salt and other minerals Deficiency diseases Other vitamin deficiencies Healthy eating Special requirements Nutritional information.