Health: Food And Nutrition (part two): Healthy Eating

The science of nutrition deals with everything the body does with food to carry out its functions. Food and Nutrition are the way that we get energy for the body. We need to replace nutrients in our body with a new supply daily. Water is an important component of nutrition.

Healthy Eating is taking the right diet—having the right amount of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and oils, vitamins, mineral salts.

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WHY SHOULD YOU EAT HEALTHY?

Healthy eating improves all aspects of life, from brain function to physical performance. Eating healthy food reduces the chances of developing any disease.

Participating in sport activities or exercising the body can help promote healthy diet. It is very important to know that the food we say have big effects on health and quality of life that is why we must take balanced diet. Vitamins and Minerals also help in promoting good health.

Eating healthy provides our body with enough energy for its activities and enough material for the growth and repair of the tissues.

Some people eat much starchy foods like yam, garri and fufu among others they become over weight and unhealthy while some do not eat enough protein food. A diet must have a mixture of the six classes of food—proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins, water.

Lack or inadequate nutrient in the daily diet may result in a deficiency disease. To promote healthy living we can have a timetable where various foods could be mixed to give a balanced diet.

Eat healthy!

 

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