Why Is Healthy Eating Important?

jt 2009/12/10 18:10:14

Healthy eating is important for many reasons.

A. Healthy foods supply nutrients.
Healthy, balanced eating habits provide nutrients to your body. Nutrients give you energy and keep your heart beating, your brain active, and your muscles working. Nutrients help build and strengthen bones, muscles, and tendons and also regulate body processes, such as blood pressure.

As you plan healthy meals, keep these three points in mind:

Balance: A balanced diet helps ensure that you get all the nutrients you need. Use the USDA MyPyramid to learn how.
Variety: Eat a wide variety of foods. No one food provides all the nutrients you need. Choose a wide variety among and within the food groups.
Moderation: Use moderation as your guide for everything, including the calories you eat each day, your exercise and other activities, your desserts and sweets, and even your restrictions. Moderation lets you eat all foods.
Three essential nutrients (macronutrients) are protein, carbohydrate, and fat. They provide energy (as measured in calories) to the body.

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  • Peter Johnson 2013/04/29 19:50:00
    Peter Johnson
    I want to live a life where I'm confident to go swimming in public, where I can go to the gym without being judged, where I can say that I exercise without being laughed at. Once you're fat, it's hard to get fit again these days. For some reason it's more admirable for a fit person to try to stay fit than it is for an overweight person to try to get fit. I want to overcome that barrier and show that overweight people are just as good as fitness freaks.
  • cobi 2012/10/12 14:12:59
    u mad bro
  • cobi 2012/10/12 14:12:35
    u mad
  • Abort A Liberal, Save A Life. 2009/12/14 07:50:30
    Abort A Liberal, Save A Life.
    So you don't end up like this guy... guy
  • sglmom 2009/12/14 07:48:02
    Good Reminder ..

    This is one of the reasons why .. when I began my adult life that I vowed to eat better (but .. let me say this -- my parents provided what they could -- we didn't have much growing up so we lived on what we grew/had).

    This is why .. now when I am at the same age my parents were .. my health is better than theirs .. I have all my teeth .. I am quite active still (despite permanent injuries) .. and able to enjoy life a bit more than they could ever have dreamed of at this time
  • Not Alone 2009/12/13 05:57:29
    Not Alone
    why isn't healthy eating important?
  • adi 2009/12/12 09:57:14
  • 12 Tone Melody 2009/12/11 06:58:12
    12 Tone Melody
    garbage in-garbage out
  • Lavendergrl 2009/12/11 01:30:42
    If you want quality performance from your vehicle, do you put low-grade fuel in the engine?
  • third 2009/12/11 00:54:45
    Because you can live up to 100
  • Sister Jean 2009/12/11 00:24:01
    Sister Jean
    it keeps you healthy healthy
  • .Christine. 2009/12/10 23:55:06
    So you can live longer and feel better on a daily basis. I know when I eat healthier I always feel better than when I eat junk food or fast food.
  • Zozo 2009/12/10 23:31:08
  • Melody 2009/12/10 22:26:57
    Live longer and less risk getting cancer
  • ShahnazRoxs(: 2009/12/10 21:55:02
    so you won't be overweight.
  • Carpefriggingdiem 2009/12/10 21:52:20
    Eating right is going to be VERY important with Obamacare. If you're not eating the way the govt. wants, I suspect there will be limits on your care.
  • Dave**Gay for Girls** 2009/12/10 21:49:49
  • Zozo Dave**G... 2009/12/10 23:32:04
  • deadhead509 2009/12/10 21:44:59
  • Zozo deadhea... 2009/12/10 23:33:40
  • a 2009/12/10 21:39:55
    I think as long that I can remember healthy eating has been encouraged. Doing so will allow a person to have a healthy life and live longer.
  • melissa 2009/12/10 20:13:31
    Healthy eating is very important because you want to LIVE a long health life style, and for other health benefits. You want to see your grand and great-grand take that final step. LIVE RIGHT AND BE HEALTH
  • Guess~GOD GOT IT~ 2009/12/10 19:05:09
    Guess~GOD GOT IT~
    two words....save lives...goodbye
  • ♥Patricia♥ 2009/12/10 18:55:25
    So u don't get fat, haha no I'm joking.
    It's better for your body. U have 2 think of your heart and everything.
    It's not always delicious, but it's necessary.

    fat haha joking body 2 heart delicious
  • wombat 2009/12/10 18:48:52
    Try to drive your gasoline car w/diesel or w/o oil... you'll get the point
  • Foxylady 2009/12/10 18:43:54
  • LQ~phaet 2009/12/10 18:25:33
    For feeling you're best in every way.
  • luke-jones 2009/12/10 18:19:27
    Because it is.
  • Isabel-Publius 2009/12/10 18:11:52

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