Over 2000 years ago, Hyprocrites wrote ‘Each one of the substances of a man’s diet acts upon his body and changes it in some way and upon these changes his whole life depends whether he be in health, sickness or convalescent.’
In essence, we are what we eat.
The raw materials from which our bodies are constructed are provided by the food we eat.
Normal wear and tear by living our daily lives dictates that even when fully grown, our bodies require constant repair and maintenance and when the many processes of living, moving, exercising and keeping warm also require fuel or energy, which must come from our food.
An adequate and well balanced diet is essential if we value our health.
DIET – a definition
‘The sorts of foods one habitually eats’ OR ‘What you eat on a daily basis’
What is a healthy/balanced diet?
Fuelling your body adequately for your everyday needs.
The main nutrients we obtain from food
Protein, Fat, Carbohydrate, Water, Fibre, Vitamins and minerals