- Contact Name
- NHS England
- Contact Email
- Contact Telephone
- 0300 311 22 33
What is Nutrition?
The amount and type of food you eat has a major influence on your health. If you eat a well-balanced diet, it can reduce your risk of various diseases as well as help you to maintain a healthy weight. Key nutrients in your diet should include the following:
- Carbohydrates provide you with energy.
- Proteins are another source of energy and essential for the growth and repair of all tissues in your body.
- Fats are a very concentrated source of energy and also have a number of other roles, including helping to transport essential vitamins around your body.
- Vitamins and minerals are important to keep your body healthy and functioning.