Food pyramidLife sciences: Part 2
Our bodies need a balanced diet to work properly . We should drink water and eat the right amounts of items from the four main food groups.The four groups are:Carbohydrates.Vitamins and minerals.Proteins.Fat.
1)Carbohydrates group.It provides energy . It is required for movement and for working.Starch groupSugar group
Starch groupGives energy that is released slowlyExample : Bread, pasta , potatoes , rice.
Sugar groupRelease energy more quicklyExample: Sugar , sweets .
2)Vitamins and minerals groupImportant for good health, prevents disease.
3)Proteins groupImportant for growth1)Dairy group. 2)Meat group.Ex :Milk , cheese, yogurt. Ex :Fish, meat , eggs.
4)Fats groupSource of energy, they are easily stored by the body.Example: Sunflower oil, butter, olive oil.A healthy diet avoids too much fats.
A balanced dietThe right amount of food from the four food groups