fuel for energy, proper growth, maintenance, and functioning
4 reasons why your body needs nutrients
make up every cell in the body and do the cell's work; without it, fatigue and fewer antibodies can result
used as a source of energy, help to dissolve and store certain bodies, manufacture blood clots, manufacture hormones, and cushion the body and internal organs
solid at room temperature and known to increase cholesterol/risk of heart disease; found in baked goods and animal sources (meat and dairy)
good fat; found in olive oil, peanut oil, avocado, soy beans, margarine, and sunflower oil
reduces blood flow to heart by sticking to blood vessel walls and forming plaque; increases risk of heart disease
brings nutrients to cells and waste to kidneys, is needed for chemical reactions in digestion, helps control body temperature, helps conduct heat efficiently and cools the body through sweat evaporating, and cushions the body and vital organs
affects half of all people, especially children, teens, and women, and can lead to anemia (fatigue and weakness/bruising easily)
keeps bones and teeth hard and strong, and performs vital body functions, helping with muscle and heart contractions
calcium deficiency; occurs more often in women than men; causes bones to become brittle
Eat a variety of foods, balance your diet with moderate physical activity, eat a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grain products, choose a diet moderate in sugar and salt intake, and drink plenty of water.
Eat regularly and don't skip meals, eat appropriate portion size, avoid concentration sweets, eat several small meals a day if possible, maintain a regular exercise program, and set reasonable, healthy goals.
healthy eating habits