-the foods and beverages we eat and drink.
What is balanced diet?
-a balanced diet contains food from all the seven classes in the right proportions.
7 classes of food:
- carbohydrates : provide energy
- proteins : build & repair body tissues
- fats : provide energy
- vitamins : maintain health
- minerals : maintain the normal functioning of the body
- fibres : prevent constipation
- water : maintain body temperature & health
The food guide pyramid: