Understanding Your Food
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Proteins help our bodies to build and repair muscle. They are found in foods such as fish, meat, nuts, seeds, eggs and cheese. Fifteen per cent of our diet should be protein.
They are found in oils, dairy products, nuts and fish, and should amount to 25 per cent of our diet.
Vitamins and minerals are found in foods such as fruits, vegetables, fish and milk.
Carbohydrates, such as pasta, cereal and potatoes, provide quick energy. Sixty per cent of our diet should comprise of ‘carbs’.