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Eating Well for Good Health

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Eating Well for Good Health
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.87

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    fiber-rich, infancy, starchy, whole-grain, teens, nutrition, serving, calories, fiber, diabetes, digestive, properly, nutrient, especially, easily, calcium
     content words:    Recommended Dietary Allowances


Eating Well for Good Health
By Cindy Grigg
  

1     Did you know you grow fast during your teen years? In fact, you grow faster during your teen years than any other time of life except infancy. Your body needs good nutrition during these years. You need to give your body the right kind of "fuel" to grow on.
 
2     Good nutrition means eating nourishing foods. These are foods that give your body what it needs. There are more than forty nutrients that are needed for good health. Different nutrients help you in different ways. Some give you energy. Others help your body work properly. Nutrients can be grouped into six main groups. They are carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water. In addition to these six, your body also needs fiber.
 
3     Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for your body. Simple carbohydrates, or sugars, are found in fruits, milk, and table sugar. Starchy foods such as bread, rice, and pasta are complex carbohydrates. Digestion breaks them down into simple sugars. The fiber in starchy foods helps the digestive process. To give your body the good food it needs, choose lots of fiber-rich fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Choose food and drinks that have little or no added sugar. Adding sugar adds calories but not much else. Eating whole fruits is better than drinking fruit juice. Your body needs the fiber found in whole foods.
 
4     Fiber is needed by your body in quite a few ways. It keeps your heart healthy. It can reduce your risk of getting diabetes later in life. Doctors believe it may reduce your risk of getting other diseases, too. It makes you feel full so you eat less. This helps you keep a healthy weight. It helps your intestines process your food more quickly and easily.

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Nutrition
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Health
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    Bicycle Safety  
 
    Circulatory System  
 
    Digestive System  
 
    Disabilities  
 
    Drugs  
 
    Excretory System  
 
    Food Pyramid  
 
    Health Professionals  
 
    Healthy Life  
 
    Hygiene  
 
    Illnesses  
 
    Medical Tools  
 
 
    Miscellaneous Health Topics  
 
    Muscular System  
 
    My Plate  
 
    Nervous System  
 
    Nutrition  
 
    Reproductive System  
 
    Respiratory System  
 
    Skeletal System  
 
    Teeth  
 
    The Five Senses  
 
    The Human Body  
 
    Tobacco  
 



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