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We all need to eat food in order to provide raw materials for growth and repair and to provide energy maintain the body's various activities. To eat a balanced diet, you must eat the right proportions of carbohydrates, proteins

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Introduction In this report I am going to describe the effects that lifestyle, good nutrition and a balanced diet have on health and fitness. I will include the benefits of having a balanced diet and good nutrition including types of energy, fats, carbohydrates and effects of nutrition, lifestyle and health and fitness. I will also include the purpose of fats, carbohydrates and properties of foods. development We all need to eat food in order to provide raw materials for growth and repair and to provide energy maintain the body's various activities. To eat a balanced diet, you must eat the right proportions of carbohydrates, proteins, fibre, fat, vitamins, minerals and plenty of water. This is important so you can get the right 'balance of essential nutrients'. If there is not enough protein, you will not be able to grow properly and you will not be able to repair yourself i.e. wounds will not heal properly. If you do not have enough energy containing foods you will feel very tired, you will not have enough energy. If you have too much energy containing foods you will become overweight. Carbohydrates are made up of three elements carbon, hydrogen and oxygen and are the body's first source of energy. ...read more.


It is useful to the body as it prevents constipation and bowel cancer. Vitamins are organic compounds which can help provide energy for the body and help assist with chemical reactions in the cells of the body, they can also help regulate metabolic processes. The human body needs thirteen types of vitamins: Vitamin A Needed for: Eye health, retinal function in dim light only; immune system; maintains healthy skin and mucous membranes; aids in tissue growth and repair Comes from: Foods contain very little vitamin A. The foods listed below are rich in carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the intestine. Orange, red and yellow fruits and vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and cantaloupe; green leafy vegetables such as spinach and broccoli. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) Needed for: Normal function of the heart, nerves, muscle tissue and digestive system; aids in carbohydrate metabolism and energy production. Comes from: Lean meat, enriched and fortified cereals and baked goods, legumes and nuts. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) Needed for: Energy production, immune system function, healthy skin. Comes from: Low-fat dairy products, lean meat, eggs, enriched and fortified cereals and baked goods and green leafy vegetables. Vitamin B3 (Niacin) Needed for: Energy production, healthy skin, and digestive system function. ...read more.


and can cause a lot of mental and physical health problems, alcohol which is also addictive and causes weight gain and kidney damage, smoking which can lead to breathlessness respiratory disease, exposure to the sun which can cause skin diseases and skin cancers and causes skin to age, stress can raise blood pressure and can increase cholesterol. Physical activity is good for the body and helps to keep fit and healthy. Physical activity can have a big effect on your health and fitness. An active lifestyle can help reduce blood pressure, keep weight in check, slow down bone deterioration in older people, keeps muscles strong , keeps joints flexible, helps deal with stress and depression in more productive ways, reduce cholesterol and can help promote psychological well being and positive self image. conclusion A lot of factors can effect a persons health and fitness. Things that are bad for our health are not eating a balanced diet and lifestyle choices such as smoking drinking and not doing enough exercise. A balanced diet is eating carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre in the right proportions and drinking lots of water as these are all of the things that the body needs to work properly. The purpose of doing these things is to keep us fit and healthy. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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