Good nutrition can help prevent disease and promote health. There are six categories of nutrients that the body needs to acquire from food: protein, carbohydrates, fat, fibers, vitamins and minerals, and water.
Protein supplies amino acids to build and maintain healthy body tissue. There are 20 amino acids considered essential because the body must have all of them in the right amounts to function properly. Twelve of these are manufactured in the body but the other eight amino acids must be provided by the diet. Foods from animal sources
FOODS HIGH IN SUGAR
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Pork and beans
such as milk or eggs often contain all these essential amino acids while a variety of plant products must be taken together to provide all these necessary protein components.