Eating is fun, especially when you are hungry. Most people have a favourite food. Some people enjoy eating sweet things like cakes, chocolates and ice cream. Other people enjoy savoury foods like cheese and meet. Enjoying eating is our body’s way of making sure that is gets the things it needs to work properly.
Food helps us to keep warm, talk, run and do all the other things we do. It helps us to grow and stay healthy.
Vitamins also help us to be healthy. Scientists name vitamins after the alphabet. All of them are very important, for example: vitamin C keeps our skin and gums healthy. It is found in fresh fruit and green vegetables, such as oranges, blackcurrants, lettuce. Brussels sprouts and spinach also contain a lot of vitamin C.
Vitamin D helps our bones to grow strong and hard, and we are able to make it for ourselves if our skin gets enough sunlight. But we can also get vitamin D if we eat fish, milk, butter, cheese and margarine. Some people buy pills and tablets containing vitamins. But most of us get more than enough of them from our food. Read the text and match the headings with the paragraphs.
The vitamin to make your hard.
You can’t live without food.
Vitamins and the ABC.
Are the sentences true (T) or false (F)?
When we enjoy eating our body gets everything to work well. ______
To get vitamins you need to buy pills. ______
Vitamin C is important for our skin. ______
You can get vitamin D only when eating special food. ______
Task 1: a) – B, b) – C, c) – D, d) – A.
Task 2: a) – T, b) – F, c) – T, d) – F.