The Healthy Goods Christina Ciampa

What is a Healthy Diet?

A healthy diet should consist of balanced portions from each food group. There are the five groups of foods that contain nutritional value that we need daily; dairy, fruits, vegetables, protein, and grains. 50% of our plate should be fruits and vegetables, 25% should be grains, 25% should be protein, and a side should contain some type of dairy. Different food groups can be mixed such as pizza, that contains both dairy and grains, or soup, that can contain vegetables and protein.

Why is a Healthy Diet Important?

A healthy diet is important because having healthy nutrition in your body can give you more nutritional value than just having an empty calorie snack giving a burst of short energy then crashing later. It can make you happier and more willing to go do things. A healthy diet reduces risks of diseases, such as heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. The pros of eating a healthy diet includes having more energy, better performance in sports, and keeps your body intact of all the tissues and muscles. A bad diet can cause health problems and diseases, feeling lethargic, and having poor attitude towards things.

How can eating a healthy diet affect my ability to live a healthy and balanced life?

Eating a healthy diet affects my ability to live a healthy and balanced life because I play sports year round. I play softball every season, and volleyball in the fall. I also handle large livestock such as cows and horses so I need to be able to hold on to them and not be pushed around or trampled by them. I like to be involved with my family, so I want to be able to be healthy enough to keep up with them and stay involved. I hang out and do a lot of activities with my brother, and I want to act as a role model, and have fun outside running around, rather than staying inside and playing video games.

Resources

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/vegetables-nutrients-health

www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/153998.php

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