A healthy body needs nutrients (like vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates) for growth, development, energy, and running all of our body systems. Those nutrients should come mainly from the food you eat. Just as cars need gasoline to run, your body needs food to keep it going. But not just any food. To be your healthiest, and to look and feel your best, you need to give your body the right kinds and amounts of fuel.
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