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A Varied and Balanced Diet

Listed below are the main nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.

  1. Carbohydrates
  2. Protein
  3. Vitamins
  4. Minerals
  5. Fats
  6. Water

Some of these nutrients are in a variety of foods. For example, brown bread, rice, lentils, fruit and vegetables are sources of fibre. Dark meat and vegetables are a source of iron, and oily fish is rich in fatty acids omega 3 and 6.  The next time you’re out shopping, look for the nutritional values found on food packaging.  You can learn more about nutriants by visiting BBC Bitesize ‘Nutritional Properties’.









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