Healthy Eating is Important
A healthy diet can reduce the risk of obesity and illness. Diabetes, heart illnesses, and some forms of cancer can have the risk factors dramatically reduced depending on what you eat.
Nutrients are required for the many processes your body uses every minute of the day. For example, you need ...
Carbohydrates to provide you with energy throughout the day
Proteins are crucial for the growth and repair of tissues in the body.
Fats are a very good supplier of energy and have other roles, including transporting essential vitamins throughout your body.
Vitamins and minerals are in demand and necessary to keep the body healthy and functioning.
What most people don't realize is the body's need for fiber. It isn't a nutrient, but it is important to keep your digestion flowing smooth. Some fiber can also help to control blood cholesterol levels.
Eating a Balanced Meal
There are five main food groups plus fiber. You need contributions in all the categories to keep your body healthy and happy.
starchy foods, including bread, pasta, rice and potatoes
fruits and vegetables
milk and other dairy foods
meat, fish, eggs, beans and other non-dairy sources of protein
foods high in fat or sugar
When you eat from this group, your body will get the balanced nutrition it needs to keep you happy.