Keeping healthly (unit 1 AQA biology)

To keep your body healthy, you must maintain a balanced diet and exercise regularly. For a balanced diet the most important thing is to eat the right balance of key nutrients.  

CARBOHYDRATES- to release energy ( example foods; potatoes, pasta, bread and rice)   FATS- to release energy and to keep warm (example foods; margarine, oils, cheese ang butter)  PROTEIN- for growth, cell repair and cell replacement ( example  foods; meat, fish and eggs)  FIBRE- to keep everyhting running smoothly through the digestive system (example foods; beans, cereales, fruit and vegetables)     VARIOUS VITAMINS AND MINERAL IONS- Tto keep your skin, blood, bones and everything else generally healthy. (examples; dairy products contain calcium, organic products contain vitamin A, fruit and veg contain vitamin C)

IF YOUR DIET IS UNBALANCED YOU MAY BECOME MALNOURISED. molnourished means your diet lacks proper nutrients! Being malnourished may lead to a person becoming underweight OR overweight                                 

 if you eat too little food it leads to being underweight and prone to certain types of illness BUT too much food and not enough exercise leads to a person being overweight and other types of ill health.

A poor diet may also lead to deficiency diseases: too little vitamin D in the diet can lead to rickets, which affects the proper gro

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Keeping Healthy (b1 AQA GCSE)

All the main things you'll need to know about keeping healthy- diet and exercise.

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