Healthy eating habits

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Healthy Eating Habits

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

Calories : 

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 Calories

Fiber : 

A special form of complex carbohydrate Found in the stringy part of vegetables, fruits & cereals. Can not be digested, used as energy. Forms the bulk that is necessary to remove waste. Fiber

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. Proteins

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. Fats

Cholesterol : 

A fat like substance produced in the liver of all animals, and found in only food of animals. Beef / lamb/ pork etc Chicken/ Poultry Fish & other seafood Cholesterol

Vitamins : 

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

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. Minerals

The Food Guide Pyramid : 

The Food Guide Pyramid

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