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5 healthy foods for a teenager

The stage of a teenager is a time of rapid growth and development and such time requires a healthy balance diet. Its advisable for a teenager to eat a well balanced meal than eat snacks and junk foods for a healthy body. You should eat a healthy balanced diet that matches your energy needs.


I'll be listing the food needed for a healthy growth in a teenager life.


 Fruits and vegetable

All age groups are encouraged to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables every day. Research shows that five portions a day can help prevent heart disease and some types of cancer. Fruit and vegetables are also full of vitamins, minerals and fibre and are low in fat. It's best to swap your snacks for fruits and vegetables. If you decide to take one large slice of pineapple or melon a day or one glass of fresh juice in the morning, am sure your gonna have a healthy life.


 Potatoes, bread, rice and other starchy carbohydrates

Starchy carbohydrates like bread, rice, potatoes are a good source of energy, fibre and B vitamins and should be used as the basis for meals. Choose higher-fibre, wholegrain varieties such as whole wheat brown rice, or by leaving the skin on potatoes. Starchy foods are also low in fat, though the butter or creamy sauces that are often added to them can have a higher fat content. Yet it's very healthy for a teenager.

 

Beans, fish, eggs and other proteins

This proteneuos foods are good alternatives to meat because they're naturally very low in fat, and they're high in fibre, protein, vitamins and minerals. Young people are recommended to eat two portions of fish a week, one of which should be oily. Oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel and pilchards contain lots of omega 3 fatty acids and are good for heart health.


 Dairy

 Milk and dairy foods such as yoghurt and cheese, are important sources of calcium, vitamins A and D, B12, protein and fat. Calcium is needed to help build strong bones and for nerve and muscle function. Vitamin D plays an important part in the body because it helps to absorb calcium.


 Oils and spreads

Getting enough healthy fats is essential for growth and development. The best are unsaturated oils and spreads for example, olive or sunflower. Are vital for a teenagers growth and development.

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