Nutrition

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Nutrition
Nutrition is the word used to describe the types of materials that a human body needs. Nutrients are very important in everyone lives. Eating the types of food that is right for the body will help later in the future. The body needs energy to function, so it’s important to have the right balance. There are many types of nutrients but the main ones I’ll be talking about are Fruit and Veggies, Breads and wholegrains, meat, and milk and dairy.

{Food Guide Pyramid} 
Fruit and veg 

Fruit and veg should make up about a third of the food you eat each  day. And it’s also important to eat a variety. Five-a-day is a good,  achievable target. Try to avoid adding fat or rich sauces, or adding sugar or syrupy dressings to fruit. q 3 heaped tablespoons of vegetables (raw, cooked, frozen or tinned)  q 1 apple, banana, pear, orange or other similar sized fruit  Breads and wholegrain foods 

We should be eating lots of starchy foods every day, foods such as  rice, pasta, bread, cereals and potatoes. Try to choose wholegrain  varieties whenever you can. Starchy foods should make up about a third  of the food we eat. Starchy foods are a good source of energy and the  main source of a range of nutrients in our diet. As well as starch,  these foods contain fibre, calcium, iron and B vitamins. Most people  don't eat enough fibre. Foods rich in fibre are a very healthy choice,  so try to include a variety of fibre-rich foods in your diet. These  are all rich in fibre: wholegrain bread, brown rice, pasta, oats,  beans, peas, lentils, grains, seeds, fruit and vegetables 

Meat 

Meat is a good source of iron, zinc, B vitamins (particularly B12) and  protein. But meat is also a major source of saturated fat, which we  should be cutting down on. 
Making meat more healthy: 
Meat is generally high in saturated fat so it's best to: 
· Choose lean cuts of meat 
· Trim off any visible fat 
· Don’t eat the skin of chicken because most of the fat is stored just ...
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