The raw materials from which out bodies are constructed are provided by the food we eat. Normal wear and tear caused by living out daily lives dictates that even when fully grown, our bodies require constant repair and maintenance and the many processes of living moving, exercising and keeping warm also require fuel or energy which must come from our food.

Each one of the substances of a man’s diet acts upon his body and changes it in some way and upon these changes his whole life depends whether he be in health, sickness or convalescent – Hippocrates

If we value our health, we must ensure that an adequate and well balanced diet is adhered to. This alone presents us with a dilemma because how many of us really know how much is adequate and what is a balanced diet?

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