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Balance of good health

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Balance of good health is a guideline for people to follow to help with healthy eating, there are certain portions of different food groups people should be eating here is an eat well plate which helps people visualise what amount of certain food groups they should be eating and what portions of these food groups they should be having in a day. Why healthy eating is important Healthy eating and exercise is extremely important to help manage weight and improve a persons overall well being, eating a healthy balanced diet and exercising can also severally reduce the risks of heart disease high cholesterol and help maintain a healthy heart. Carbohydrates (starchy foods) ...read more.


Fruits and Vegetables Fruit and vegetables are a vital source of vitamins and minerals and it's advised that we eat five portions of them a day. Fruit and vegetables should make up a third of our daily diet. 5-A-DAY There is so much variety with fruit and vegetables, eating 5 portions of fruit or vegetables a day, these can be either tinned frozen or dried, a few reasons for eating your five a day are, they can maintain a healthy weight they are packed with vitamins and minerals they are an excellent source of fibre they can help reduce the risk of hear disease and some cancers. Protein Protein can be found in meat fish eggs and beans; this food group is needed for growth and repair of damaged tissue. ...read more.


Dairy Cheese milk and yogurt are a good source of calcium the body stores more than 99 percent of its calcium in the bones and teeth to help make and keep them strong. The rest is throughout the body in blood. Vitamins and Minerals Vitamins and minerals are substances that are found in foods we eat. The body needs them to work properly, so it can grow and develop just like it should. When it comes to vitamins, each one has a special role to play. For example: * Vitamin D in milk helps your teeth and bones. * Vitamin A in carrots helps you see at night. * Vitamin C in oranges helps your body heal and repair * B vitamins are found in green vegetables help your body make protein and energy. ...read more.

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