Discover which foods are vital for a healthy diet. What should you be eating, how much, and why?
- You need a balanced diet to be healthy.
- A balanced diet is varied and contains different amounts of certain food groups.
- A balanced diet is made up of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, fiber, water, vitamins and minerals.
- Food provides the body with nutrients that are used for energy, growth and repair, and fighting disease.
The food you eat every day can affect how long you'll live, what diseases you develop, how you look and feel.
To be healthy, you need to eat a balanced diet - one that contains all the right nutrients, in the amounts the body needs.
The main essential nutrients in a ...
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