Health is important to us all, being healthy and taking care of your body. Everything in the World needs balance, everything has an opposite good or bad. The body is no different, balance is needed in every aspect, balance with drink, food, exercise, rest and mind. Nutritional details why being healthy eating is essential. Over and under consuming foods can be dangerous. Consuming foodsEnergy intake more than required - over nutritionEnergy intake less than required - under nutritionObesity - Over Nutrition Diabetesheart disease CancerAnnemic - under nutrition Muscle tissue lossSkin rashesBleeding gumsHair loss / depressionEssential nutrients you need from diet * these are nutrients require for energy productionFats*Proteins* Carbs *MineralsVitaminsWater Alcohol is not considered to be a nutrient Digestion of nutrients in the bodyCarbs - Saliva starts the breakdown of the food particles in the mouth, small amount of work in the stomach which helps speed the process up in the small intestine. This process takes less than an hour. Fat - breakdown starts in the small intestine, bile is released from the gallbladder into the intestine enzymes finished the digestion process in the small intestine and pancreas. This process takes 4-6 hours. Protein - Begins the breakdown in the stomach with pepsin enzymes, finishes in the small intestine. This process takes 3-4 hours. This is one of the reasons athletes load with carbs before a sports event, its the quickest energy release foods with the lowest amount of fat.RDAFats 25-30 %Protein 50-60%Carbohydrates 10 - 15%A recent study found that foods that contain more than 50% water can help stop you from developing cancer.