This essay will evaluate the impact of diet upon health and wellbeing in relation to: the nutritional requirements of pregnant women; the changing energy requirements across the lifespan, with reference to the obesity crisis in England; Type Two diabetes; and cardiovascular disease.
This essay will give an account of the importance of the seven essential nutrients in a healthy balanced diet. Following this examination of the importance of carbohydrates, fibres, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water, the process of digestion and energy storage will be discussed. Finally, the energy density of various nutrients will be evaluated with respect to maintenance of a healthy weight.[…]