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Your body needs energy to work normally and keep you alive. You get this energy from nutrients in the food that you eat - mostly, carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Minerals and vitamins are other nutrients that are also important in your diet to help your body stay healthy. It is important to get the right balance between these different nutrients to get maximum health benefits (see below).
Leafy green, allium, and cruciferous vegetables are key components of a healthy diet. Common colorful culinary fruits. Apples , pears , strawberries , oranges , bananas , grapes , canary melons , water melon , cantaloupe , pineapple and mango . A healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve general health .
A healthy diet can help reduce your risk of developing coronary heart disease and stop you gaining weight - reducing your risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. It can also help lower your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of some cancers. Even if you already have a heart condition, a healthy diet can benefit your heart.
Despite what you see in some diet books and TV programmes, healthy eating can be really straightforward. Food groups All the food we eat can be divided into five groups. Try to choose a variety of different foods from the first four groups. They are: Fruit and vegetables.