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What is a balanced diet

What is a balanced diet?

  • A balanced diet will have the correct quantity of the five nutrients.

  • Carbohydrates are main fuel source for your body. Carbohydrates give energy to your body.

  • Pasta, potato, and cereal are good source of carbohydrates.

  • Proteins are essential for growth and to repair damaged parts.

  • Mineral ions and vitamins are needed for healthy functioning of the body.

  • People who exercise daily are generally healthier than people who take little exercise.

  • People have different energy requirements.

  • The quantity of energy a person needs each day depends on body mass and level of activity.

  • Every cell in your body requires energy.

  • The more active you are the more energy your body will need.

  • Some people do not get sufficient food to eat, this is starvation.

  • The impacts of starvation include slow growth in children.

  • An unbalanced diet can cause many health problems.

  • Obesity can lead to health problems such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

  • Inherited factors also affect our health sometime.

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