29 December 2012

#34. Other Nutrients: Vitamins, Minerals, Fiber and Water

Vitamins and minerals, although needed only in small quantities, are important for maintaining good health. A shortage can result in a deficiency disease. Fibre is needed in much larger quantities. Although it has no nutritional value to us, but long term deficiency can lead to bowel cancer. Water is also a vital part of our dietary requirements.

Examiner’s tip: 

     *Don’t use abbreviations such as symbols when you are asked to name elements: Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen instead C, H, O

     *Remember to state the units when giving the answer to a calculation: 58g instead of 58