Energy and Nutrition

The New York Times defines a balanced diet as getting the right types and amounts of foods and drinks to supply nutrition and energy for maintaining body cells, tissues, and organs, and for supporting normal growth and development.

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Wait. Energy? Working together with nutrition? Nutrition plus energy? That’s how we stay healthy?

Well, how do we do that? What are the right types and amounts of foods and drinks? Glad I asked…

Start Early

Childhood obesity risk is on the rise, and Healthline relays that women who gain more than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy were 48% more likely to have overweight children. Just eating the right types of foods often isn’t enough to maintain a healthy lifestyle; for instance, take note of what you’re spreading on your whole wheat toast in the morning, and be aware of what you’re slathering on your salad or whole grain pasta.

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