the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth.“a guide to good nutrition”
the branch of science that deals with nutrients and nutrition, particularly in humans.“she took a short course in nutrition”
What are the basic food groups? Foods are grouped together when they share similar nutritional properties, by understanding the basic food groups, you’ll be able to plan a healthy daily diet.
Whether you’re looking for information about monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, saturated fat, trans fat, or cholesterol, you’ll find what you need here.
You may be wondering what all the hype is about carbohydrates or “carbs” as they are often called. Find out the facts.
Then there’s protein. How much do you really need? Can you get too much? You’ll find answers to these questions and more by visiting this section.
Vitamins and minerals are nutrients your body needs to grow and develop normally. The NIH Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets provide information about the role of vitamins and minerals in health and disease.
Healthy eating is not hard. The key is to
- Eat a variety of foods, including vegetables, fruits, and whole-grain products
- Eat lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, and low-fat dairy products
- Drink lots of water
- Limit salt, sugar, alcohol, saturated fat, and trans fat in your diet
Saturated fats are usually fats that come from animals. Look for trans fat on the labels of processed foods, margarine’s, and shortenings.