Unit 2 Health And Social Care P1

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Nutrition is how food affects the health of the body. The body has to function and remain healthy by taking in macronutrients and micronutrients. Failure to do so leads to ill-health and disease.

Everyone, throughout life requires the same nutrients but in differing quantities. The factors that determine how much we need are: age, gender, size, exercise and whether one is in good health or, perhaps, has a medical condition. Growth, metabolism and repair take place within the body by getting nutrients from food. A varied diet is key in order to obtain the correct balance of nutrients (and that enough are supplied). Thus the main goal of nutrition is to stick to a healthy lifestyle for the benefit of all cells in the body. Leading a healthy

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