Explain the importance of good nutrition and hydration in maintaining health and wellbeing

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Good nutrition and hydration are vital for a healthy lifestyle and all round general wellbeing.

Nutrition refers to the food that we eat. A nutritious well-balanced diet includes:

  • Carbohdrates
  • Protein
  • Vitamins and minerals
  • Fibre

Hydration refers to drinks. The body needs fluids for:

  • Digestion
  • Blood circulation
  • Waste removal
  • Temperature control
  • Fighting disease
  • Brain function

Without good nutrition and hydration the the human body will deteriorate, leading to illness and disease which will eventually lead to death, either in the short or long term.