P1 explain the concepts associated with nutritional health

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P1- Explain the concepts associated with nutritional health
Food is defined as any nutritional substance that humans or animals eat or drink in order to maintain healthy life and growth. There are many different types of food and drink that both animals and humans consume. The food we eat determines the lifestyle we have.
A diet is not just something humans go on to lose weight. A diet is the food a drink that a human or animal usually eats. There are many different types of diets that people use in order to achieve something, such as weight loss or weight gain.
Nutrients are found in food and drink and are a substance that provides the nourishment which is needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle and healthy growth. Lack of nutrients
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The label may also include grams of fibre. Nutritional information will always include the energy value (calories). A food label sometimes also displays symbols, to show if the product is suitable for those who are vegetarian, vegan, allergic to nuts, allergic to gluten and are lactose intolerant. Food labels will also display the use by date, best before date, best before end and display until. These all show dates in which the food is suitable to consume until before it gets spoiled.
There are five food groups associated with the eat well plate. These groups are fruit and vegetables, starchy carbohydrate foods such as potatoes, rice and pasta, protein foods such as meat, fish, eggs and beans, milk and dairy products and foods that are high in fat and sugar. The eat well plate is used to help people eat the right amounts of certain foods each day and shows how to balance it out. The two largest sections of the eat well plate are filled with fruit and vegetables and carbohydrate foods. This means these are the foods we should be eating the most of daily in order to stay healthy. The second two largest sections on the plate are dairy products and protein products. The smallest section is filled with foods high in fat and sugar. These are the foods we should not be eating a lot throughout the day, we


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