NutritionNutrition: The science that deals with foods and the way the body uses them.
Nutrition is very important it affects many aspects of the human body such as height, weight, appearance, it also depends on how much activity you get, age, weight, and sex. For example a 135- lb pound woman needs 2,500 calories a day but a 135-lb pound man needs 2,900 calories a day. Now every thing starts to fall into place. Much of the public today does not meet these nutrition requirements. Nutrition comes in many forms fats, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, and vitamins just to name a few. These parts of food are called nutrients the body uses these nutrients for energy and growth the body needs this energy to maintain all of it functions. The energy is the food is measured in units. These units are called calories. Quick fact did you know that children need more energy than adults because they are growing Makes you think doesn't it.
Now I'm going to tell you about the different types of nutrients again they are Carbohydrates, Fats, Proteins, Minerals, and Vitamins.
Carbohydrates They are the starches and sugars in foods and are the main source of energy. Carbohydrates make up about 45 percent of the calories in a well balanced diet. Carbohydrates are fount in almost every food like bread, breakfast cereals, flour, and potatoes. So as your parents say eat your carbohydrates! Fats Fats are another good source of energy and make up just a little more than 40 percent of calories in a well balanced diet. There two kinds of fat visible or invisible. Visible fats are added to foods they are things like butter like butter and oil.