Your body depends on a wide range of nutrients—the substances contained in foods that the body uses to grow and be healthy. These include vitamins, minerals, fiber, and three sources of energy: carbohydrates (“carbs”), proteins, and “good” fats. A well-balanced diet, which includes the right types and amounts of food and drinks, gives your body the nutrition and energy it needs.
In this video, meet Misty. She has diabetes. Eating the wrong kinds of food does not cause diabetes (although it can add to the risk of developing the disease). People with diabetes do have to be careful about the food choices they make to help control the condition. Watch the video to see how Misty plans her diet now that she is in college. Everyone can learn from listening to her talk about what goes into her diet—and what stays out. Click on the right to watch the video.
Then, list three things that Misty does to eat a well-balanced diet in college.
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Misty—On Eating Smart