Diet Paper

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Diet

Health and Diet There are two major factors that determine the way a person looks, feels,
and their weight. Diet and exercise is a great mediator in the way person looks, weighs
and feels. Your diet will greatly impact on the way you look, the way you approach
things and the amount you will be able to do physically. A good balanced diet consists of
the five major food groups. No single food can provide all the essential nutrients needed
for good health and well being. The five major food groups are; Bread and Cereal, Fruit,
Vegetables, Meat and Meat Alternatives and the Milk Group. Bread and Cereal are
recommended for six or seven serves per day. Fruit is recommended for two to three
serves per day. Vegetables are recommended for four serves per day. Meat and Meat
Alternatives are recommended for one serve per day. The Milk Group for a young or still
growing person is of much greater importance than when the person has stopped
growing. The reason for this is because while growing your body needs fats and dairy
products for energy and nutrients. After growing has stopped your body will store this as
fat because the need for energy and nutrients is not as great. If you follow these plans to
eat [above and below] you will look and feel great, you will also be able to participate in
more physical activities such as running, skipping and swimming. The food groups are
broken up into three other groups: Eat Most, Eat Moderately and Eat Least [as seen in
chart below]. The eat most food group consists of foods such as: wholegrain cereals,
bread [preferably whole-grain], pasta, rice, vegetables and fruit. The eat moderately food
group consists of foods such as: milk, cheese, yoghurt, lean meat, poultry, fish, nuts, eggs
and pulses [e.g. soya beans]. The eat least food group contains foods like: butter,
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