Healthy Diet By: madelyn daitch

What is a healthy diet?
  • Eating food from the 5 different food groups such as grains, fruits, vegetables, proteins, and dairy.
  • Don't eat over sized proportions.
  • Make sure to include the vitamins you need such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D.
  • Include calcium in your diet so your bones stay strong and they build correctly.
  • Depending on how active you are each day, you should be consuming 2,000-5,000 calories a day.
  • Limit refined grains and added sugars.
  • Choose lean meats, skinless poultry, and non-fat or low dairy products.
  • Make sure to choose food over supplements.
Why is eating a healthy diet important?

Consequences of Eating a Healthy Diet

  • Helps your body maintain a healthy weight
  • Keeps your body away from diseases such as obesity
  • Helps maintain a good mood because not eating can make someone mad or sick
  • Eating a healthy diet can make you feel good about yourself

Consequences of Not Eating a Healthy Diet

  • Eating unhealthy can cause obesity, if over sized proportions are consumed.
  • It can lead to very unhealthy diseases such as heart disease, as well as strokes, if one eats over sized proportions of foods with very high sodium, fat, cholesterol and sugar.
  • Type 2 diabetes can be cause by eating a lot of re-fined grains and a lot of whole sugar foods.
  • Not eating at all, or not eating healthy food, can lead you to be malnourished. Malnourished means it can stunt growth and effect the way you have children when older.
My Connection With a Healthy Diet

Since I play sports throughout every sports season, it is very important to stay cautious of what I eat and how much I eat. I never want to eat to much before a game or just in general because it would slow me down and make my stomach hurt. Also, I don't want to eat to less because I will have zero energy to be able to play in the game. Another thing I have to make sure I keep track of is how much I exercise each day. Since I weigh a certain amount and only eat so much throughout the day, I have to make sure my body stays in shape for sports seasons to prevent injuries.

Sources

  • www.kidshealth.org
  • www.berkleywellness.com
  • www.healthyeating.stgate.com
  • www.hhs.gov
  • www.livestrong.com

Credits:

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