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We began our Science topic by looking at nutrition. We learn't that there are seven different types of nutrients and it is important that our diet contains all of them in different amounts. We explored how each different type of nutrient plays an important part in keeping us healthy for example carbohydrates and fats provide us with energy whilst protein helps our bodies grow and repair. 

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We then went on to explore how our body requires fats to provide us with energy, learning that it is important to be aware that we eat the right type of fat. We leant that there are two types of fats: saturated and unsaturated and how eating the right amount of these can make a huge difference to how healthy we are.

 

Saturated Fats

Unsaturated Fats

 

  • There should be less saturated fats in your diet.
  • Eaten in small amounts, they can help keep parts of the body healthy such as your brain, liver and lungs.
  • Too much unsaturated fats will cause health problems and can lead to obesity and heart problems.

 

  • There should be more of unsaturated fats in your diet.
  • These fats give you energy, vitamins and minerals.
  • Unsaturated fats actually help to keep your heart healthy.

 

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