By: Kathryn Jones
Carbohydrates (also knows as Carbs) can be good and bad for your body depending on how much of it you eat. Carbs are the main source of energy for you brain! Carbs come from bread, fruits, and grains.
Proteins come in meat and beans, and nuts. They help your muscles stay strong and grow!
Fat is an energy source that when consumed, increases the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins including vitamins A, D, E and K.
Vitamins can be found in food sources or synthesized by the sun.
Sodium helps to maintain fluid volume outside of the cells and helps cells to function normally. Keep intake under 2,400 milligrams per day. Potassium maintains fluid volume inside and outside of cells and prevents the excess rise of blood pressure with increased sodium intake.
Water helps to maintain homeostasis in the body and transports nutrients to cells. Water also assists in removing waste products from the body.