Keeping Healthy

A balanced diet contains the correct amount of:

  • Carbohyrates
  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Fibre
  • Water

Your body uses carbohydrates, proteins and fats to release energy and build new cells.

Your need a small amount of vitamins and minerals to keep your body to work healthly.

Everyone needs a different amount of energy in their diet. This is becuse the rate of chemical ractions in your cells (the metabolic rate) varies for everyone.

Your metabolic rate is effected by your muscle to fat ratio, the amount of excercise you do and the temperature you are in.

  • Excercise increases your metabolic rate.
  • If you are in a cold environment your metabolic rate increases.
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Diet and Excercise

A balanced diet contains correct amounts of:

  •   Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Fibre
  • Water

People need different amounts of energy. This is because the rate of chemical reations in your cells (the metabolic rate) varies from person to person. Your metablic rate changes due to muscle to fat ratio, outside temperature and the amount of excercise you do. If you are in a cold climate you metabolic rate will increase to keep you warm. You will need lots of fat in your diet to supply the energy you need.                                                        

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