Carbohydrates provide energy for your body and protect against disease. They should make up 45 to 65 percent of your daily calorie intake. The best type of carbohydrates are complex carbs. Complex carbs are found in beans, whole grains, and vegetables.
Protein provides the "building blocks" of the body and promotes growth and body maintenence. Every cell in bones, muscle, skin, and hair contains protein. Sixteen percent of your body weight consists of protein.
Healthy fats are an important part of a balanced diet. Fats store energy, insulate us and protect our vital organs. They also help the body process certain nutrients. Healthy fats are monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. Unhealthy fats are trans fats and moderate to high amounts of saturated fats.
H Vitamins are a vital part of fighting and preventing disease and staying healthy. They are essential for healthy vision, skin, and bones. There are thriteen essential vitamins that your body needs to function correctly, including A, B6, C, and D.
Minerals are essential for many body functions, like building strong bones and teeth, regulating your metabolism, and staying hydrated.
Water improves your brain function and mood. It acts a shock absorber and a lubricant in the body. It also helps flush out toxins, carry nutrients to cells, hydrate the body, and prevent constipation. About 62 percent of your body weight is water.