How To Have A Healthy Lifestyle!

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Nutrition is a important part of a healthy lifestyle. Fruits and vegetables come in a variety of different shapes and colours. The colours of fruits and vegetables represent different nutritional components. Vegetables and fruits are a source of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Grains are a important source of energy from carbohydrates. Here are some tips for healthy nutrition:

  • Drink lots of water.
  • Eat atleast 3 meals a day. (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Try to choose food with Vitamin A and C.
  • Choose cereal with the fewest grams of sugar

These are the daily food servings for boys and girls ages 9-13:

Vegetables and Fruits: 6 servings

Grains: 6 servings

Milk products: 3-4 servings

Meat products: 1-2 servings

When you are buy food, make sure you read the labels and check out the serving size.


Having a healthy lifestyle includes eating healthy, exercising, sleeping, eating a well balanced diet and playing. Make sure the habits you are forming now are healthy ones. Limit TV, video game, and computer time. It's all about balance. Balance is a important part of a healthy lifestyle. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Try to minimize your intake on sugary items. Instead of using your car, bike or walk to nearby destinations. Try to have a routine for going to bed.

Processed Food And Food Additives

Processed foods aren't just ready made meals. Processed food is food that has been changed from its natural state to make it look delicious and give it a flavour. The more steps involved, the more nutrients are lost. Big food companies usually add unhealthy ingredients to some of the food they sell. Here are some examples of food additives:

  • Monosodium Glutamate
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • BHT
  • Carrageenan
Here are some examples of processed foods:

  • Cereal
  • Cheese
  • Bread
  • Chips
  • French fries
  • Orange juice
  • Yogurt

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