Fruits fresh canned dried and frozen fruits each supply a wealth of vitamins and minerals most notably vitamin c and potassium. If you eat a variety of foods from each of these groups your body will receive all the nutrients and vitamins it needs to function.
For example the key nutrients of the milk yogurt cheese and alternatives food group include calcium and protein while the fruit group is a good source of.
Nutrients in food groups.
The meat group is one of the major compacted food groups in the food guide pyramid.
These five food groups make up the australian guide to healthy eating see right.
The body uses nutrients for growth maintenance and repair and needs to take in about 40 varieties to function properly.
Similarly not all foods in the same group contain the same nutrients.
Macronutrients carbohydrates protein.
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Each food group supplies certain key nutrients that arent as prevalent in the foods from other groups which is what makes a variable diet so important.
This video provides information about the four groups of foodit explains about the healthy eating habits and sources of different groups of foodthe whole food pyramid and nutrition table are.
The key to healthy eating is to enjoy a variety of nutritious foods from each of the 5 food groupsthe australian guide to healthy eating displays the 5 food groups on a plate in the proportion that you should be eating them throughout your day.
Nutrients can generally be broken into two categories.
Your nutrient requirements are influenced by factors including your age growth stage and activity.
Food energy is measured in calories.
Nutrients are the substances in food that our bodies process to enable it to function.
Foods are grouped together because they provide similar amounts of the key nutrients of that food group.
Oranges for instance do not contain much vitamin a but cantaloupe is a good source of this vitamin.
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Choosing foods from all the food groups each day and choosing a variety of foods within each food group will help you meet your nutritional requirements.
But a balance of food from each of the food groups is essential for any healthful diet.
Food groups and food nutrients.
Many of the same nutrients found in meat can also be found in foods like eggs dry beans and nuts such foods are typically placed in the same category as meats as meat alternatives.
Six major nutrient groups.
The six categories of nutrients this is an excerpt from christian paths to health and wellness second edition by peter walters and john byl.
Exactly how much you eat of any food group is dependent on a number of factors including age gender and weight.
Nutrients are so small that the naked eye cant see them.