A healthy diet is one that helps to maintain or improve overall health. A healthy diet provides the body with essential nutrition: fluid, adequate amino acids from protein, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, fibre and adequate calories.
You are what you eat. If you eat junk, it will be reflected in your health. If you don’t exercise, you will lose muscle
mass and calcium density in your bones.
The top 10 causes of illness and death in the US have a nutrition component and many have a lack of exercise
component. Maintaining a healthy weight and getting regular exercise (30 minutes per day, 5 days per week), can
prevent many illnesses. So if you want to live a healthier life, eat healthy foods and exercise regularly to maintain a
healthy body weight.