What is a balanced diet?

The human body needs a balanced diet to work properly. Good health involves drinking enough water and eating the right amount of foods from the different food groups:

  1. Carbohydrates give us energy. They are found in foods such as bread, potatoes and pasta.

  2. Proteins help our bodies to repair themselves. They are found in foods such as fish, meat, nuts, seeds, eggs and cheese.

  3. Fats help store energy for our bodies. They are found in foods such as butter, cheese and fried foods.

  4. Fibre is important for helping us digest our foods. It’s found in fruit and vegetables.