The Value of Food

We all need food. Without it we cannot live. Even animals, birds, reptiles and fish want food to grow. Food gives us energy. It helps the body to grow. Food aids the body to make strong teeth, muscles and bones. It also keeps the body warm. The things in food that do all these jobs are called nutrients. There are five nutrients. They are proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and vitamins. There is no single kind of food that contains all the five nutrients.  So you must take a well balanced diet, which will contain all these five nutrients. A well balanced diet will keep you healthy and free of sickness.