Eating a balanced meal will provide the
Nutrients you need, these nutrients will give you
Energy, keeps your heart beating, your brain active
And your muscles working.
Nutrients will also build our bones as they will Strengthen them, nutrients also helps our muscles as It will keep out body regulating so our blood Pressure is food. It’s important that we eat a well Balanced diet to ensure our bodies get all t
Nutrients that we need, it’s also important that we get
Enough carbohydrates which provides the energy we Need on a day to day basis. Fat provides our body with energy.
Vitamins and minerals are known as micronutrients.
They play many important roles in our structure and The function of our bodies. How do we start eating?
Healthy? Simple by choosing a variety of foods from The basic food groups that requires planning According to the USDA (United States Department
Of Agriculture) we should consume at least 3 ounces
Of whole grains per day. A whole grain, unlike Refined grains, still has the bran and the germ Attached. Whole grains are rich in fiber, minerals
And vitamins. When grains are refined the bran and
Germ are removed. It is not possible to know Whether food is made from whole grain just by Looking at it. To be really sure you have to read the Label. In the list of ingredients, the word whole or Whole grain needs to appear before the name of the Grain. Whole grain products include breads, pastas
And cereals- they need to be made with 100% whole Grain. Whole grain foods and flours include 100%
Whole wheat, brown rice, bulgur, corn, buckwheat,
Oatmeal (oats), spelt and wild rice. Fruits and
Vegetables have a high vitamin, mineral and fiber
Content- these nutrients are vital for your body to
Function well. Several studies have proven that a
Good intake of fruit and vegetables may protect from
Developing heart disease, Diabetes type 2, and
Cancer. Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition Philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or
Depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s About feeling great, having more energy, stabilizing Your mood, and keeping yourself as healthy as
Possible- all of which can be achieved by learning
Some nutrition basics and using them in a way that Works for you. You can expand your range of Healthy food choices and learn how to plan ahead to
Create and maintain a tasty, healthy diet. Most health
Departments throughout the world recommend that We consume five portions of fruit and vegetables Each day. This could include either fresh, frozen or Canned, or dried fruit and veggies. Think smaller
Portions and serving sizes when eating your meals. If you don’t feel satisfied at the end of your meal, Try adding more leafy green vegetables or rounding Off the meal with fresh fruit. Visual cues can help You portion sizes- your serving of meat, fish, or Chicken should be the size of a deck of cards, a slice
Of bread should be the size of a CD case, and half a Cup of mashed potato, rice, or pasta is about the size Of the traditional light bulb. Healthy eating habits Can be learned and it is important to slow down and Think about food as nourishment rather than just Something to gulp down in between meetings or on The way to pick up the children. Eating with other People has numerous social and emotional benefits-
Particularly for children-and allows you to model Healthy eating habits. Eating in front of the TV or Computer often leads to mindless overeating. The Importance of healthy eating is that it helps the
Body to grow, improves