Healthy Eating Habits

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Healthy Eating Habits:

Healthy Eating Habits

Carbohydrates:

Carbohydrates They are the starches and sugars found in foods Potatoes, Pasta, and Bread Body’s Main preferred source of energy Simple and complex

Calories:

Calories Calories is the energy that your body gets from foods. Your body requires a minimum number of set calories each day If you take in fewer calories than you burn: you lose weight If you take in more calories than you burn: you gain weight

Fiber:

Fiber Found in the though, stringy part of vegetables, fruits, is a special from of complex carbohydrate. Although it can not be digested, it is used as energy. It plays an important part of removing waste.

Proteins :

Proteins Proteins help build strong and healthy bones, muscles, tissue, and teeth. It also helps make new blood cells, and protect important organs, such as your heart, brain, lungs, and your skin.

Fats:

Fats Fats are the most concentrated form of energy, they are very thick substances that do not dissolve in water. Fats in beef, pork, and egg yolks, and dairy foods are higher in saturated fat than in fish or chicken. Unsaturated fat is liquid fat, but has been proven to reduce heart disease.

Cholesterol :

Cholesterol It is a fat like substance produced in the liver of all animals, and found in only food of animals. Beef Chicken Fish These are a few examples of food with cholesterol in them.

Vitamins:

Vitamins These are compounds that help regulate digestion, and metabolism. Vitamins are needed in small amounts, so they are called micronutrients. Vitamins do not have calories in them, but some do give you energy .

Minerals :

Minerals They are inorganic substances that the body cannot manufacture but acts like workers regulating many important body functions. One important mineral in the body is calcium it helps develop strong bones, and build strong teeth.

The Food Guide Pyramid:

The Food Guide Pyramid

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