7 Main Food groups
- Carbohydrates - for energy
- Protein - repair and growth
- Vitamins - immune system
- Minerals - calcium
- Fats - instualation, energy store
- Water - chemical reaction
- Fibre - digestive system
An imbalanced diet causes a person to become malnourished. For example:
too little food may lead to a person being underweight
too much food may lead to a person being overweight.
A poor diet may also lead to deficiency diseases. For example, too little vitamin D in the diet can lead to rickets, which affects the proper growth of the skeleton. Type 2 diabetes is also a problem related to poor diet.