Energy is needed by the body to stay alive, grow, keep warm and be active. Energy is provided by food and drink. It comes from the fat, carbohydrate, protein and vitamins that they contain. The fresher the food you eat the better quality of vitamins & nutrients the body will receive.
Food and drinks provide different amounts of energy, different people need different amounts of energy and some activities use more energy than others.
To lose body weight, energy output must exceed energy intake. EXERCISE… It’s not rocket science!
Why energy is needed
- To maintain body functions – to breathe, to keep the heart beating, to keep the body warm and all the other functions that keep the body alive
- For active movement – muscle contraction
- For growth and repair which require new tissues to be made
What do we want to take away from this nutrition information?
Stay away from processed pre-packaged foods, every time you eat do your best to make it fresh food.
Nutrition is a massive field to cover, the above is something to make you think about what you actually eat, why you eat it and where it comes from.