A healthy body leads to a healthy mind. And nutrition is the key to that.
Just like genes and the environment plays an essential role in a child’s development, nutrition is an important factor in the growth of the child’s mind and body.
Nutrition is something that starts even before the birth of the baby. When the baby remains in the womb, nutrition plays its part in the proper development of the child’s brain.
Now let us discuss the major constituents of a properly balanced diet.
Carbohydrates provide energy to our bodies to carry out everyday tasks.
Carbohydrates are run down into glucose, which in turn acts as the fuel to our cells and organs. Chocolates, bread, potatoes, corn, milk, etc. are all sources of carbohydrates.
Vitamins (along with minerals) play an important role in protecting our body from various types of diseases.
Different types of Vitamins and their importance are:
Along with vitamins they safeguard our body from various infections.
Importance of a few macro minerals are as follows:
They help in the digestion of food and thus prevent constipation. It is found in green leafy vegetables and food rich in cellulose.
Just like carbohydrates, they provide energy to our body to carry out different tasks. Fats contain more energy than carbohydrates. They are found in meat, milk, fish, cheese, etc.
Water is essential for the proper functioning of our body, for thermoregulation and many other cellular processes.