What you eat matters By: Alizah Springs

How do the food choices you make affect your health and quality of life? The food choices you make affect your health by eating healthful foods you can lower many chances of getting cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, stroke, and osteoporosis. Then, by eating unhealthy foods, you'd be setting yourself up for any one of those.

Nutrition: Nutrtition is the process by which your body takes in and uses food.

Nutrients: Nutrients are substances in food that your body needs to grow, to repair itself,mans to supply you with energy.

What are the four environmental influences for food? The four environmental influences for food are friends, family and culture, advertising, time and money.

Calorie: A calorie is a unit of heat used to measure the energy your ur body uses and the energy it receives from food.

What factors influence food choices? The factors that influence food choices is usually a response to an emotional need, like when feeling stressed, friusturated, lonely, or sad. So in response people may overeat or not eat at all.

Hunger: The natural physical drive to eat, prompted by the body's need for food

Appetite: Appetite is the psychological desire for food.


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