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Write an Essay on The Importance of a Healthy Diet. Include Information on Macro and Micro Nutrients and Their Role on Maintaining Optimum Health.

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Chris Davison 12B Miss. Perret Write an Essay on The Importance of a Healthy Diet. Include Information on Macro and Micro Nutrients and Their Role on Maintaining Optimum Health. A healthy diet is important to everyone, as it is our diet that the body relies on to run correctly. If our diet is not correct, then our body doesn't run correctly, or function to it's full potential. A healthy diet is mainly a balanced one, which means anything can be eaten, but in moderation. When certain food groups are eaten in excess or are neglected, then our diet is then said to be unbalanced, and therefore not healthy. ...read more.

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Proteins also supply a small amount of energy, but are mainly needed for supplying amino acids. These amino acids are used for making structural proteins for bone and hair, metabolic proteins for enzymes, communication proteins in some hormones and protective proteins in antibodies. The rest of the nutrients that our bodies need are therefore classified as micro nutrients. These micro nutrients are only needed in small amounts and are often used for a specific job. There are lots of different micro nutrients, and they include things such as vitamins, minerals, copper and manganese. There are many things that can happen when we don't maintain a healthy diet, and it depends on the nutrient we aren't eating or are eating too much of. ...read more.

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There are a variety of cancers that can be caused by obesity and as the person has a larger body mass then their skeleton can suffer from diseases such as arthritis. Malnutrition of certain nutrients also causes certain specific diseases. A deficiency of vitamin D can lead to rickets, a disease where the bones become weakened, so people (especially children) can become bow-legged. A deficiency in vitamin A can lead to a variety of skin problems, and can also cause night blindness. As you can see, a healthy diet is very important as it keeps our bodies running the way that they should. Many foods now come with the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of nutrients on the side of their packets. If people follow these, it ensures that their diet is balanced and therefore healthy. ...read more.

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