The body needs a balance of nutrients to stay healthy, there are five groups of nutrients. On average, men need around 2,500 calories (Kcal) a day while women need around 2,000. When athletes are training intensively this may increase to around 5,000 calories a day.
A balanced diet includes different foods from each of the five main food groups. The NHS eatwell plate shows these food groups and the proportions in which they should be eaten. The foods in the smallest group – high in fat and/or sugar – are not required as part of a healthy diet.
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