Everyone’s nutritional requirements will vary depending on the stage of life and lifestyle. An office worker requires fewer calories than a landscape gardener whose job is more physically active.
Your diet must be tailored according to your daily activities to maintain a healthy weight.
Require a higher proportion of dietary healthy fats than adults to feed the fatty tissues of the brain
Periods of Growth
From childhood to adolescence we require plenty of carbohydrates for energy to support a higher metabolism, and extra protein to support accelerated growth
Extra calories for energy and protein are needed to support the growing baby
In old age
Older people tend to be less physically active, and thus need fewer calories
In high-pressure jobs
People in stressful jobs benefit from foods rich in calming B vitamis
It is very important to make healthy choices of different food types as not all food types contains the same nutritional value. Eg of different types of protein here
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