Here I will give you a little bit of background on the necessary building blocks of any healthy body.
1. Carbohydrates: Give the body immediate energy, power voluntary and involuntary actions within the body.
2. Protein: Necessary for healthy skin, bones and muscles. We must ingest enough protien while growing in order to reach our full potential, and when fully grown to maintain it. As a vegetarian, one must eat many different types of proteins, including those from plants, grains, beans, etc. in order to create complete proteins and nourish the body with all the amino acids it needs to function.
3. Fats: Aids in the absorption of vitamins, supports cell membrane health, aids in digestion and maintaining a healthy immune system. While processed and hydrogenized fats are not so good for one, unprocessed unsaturated fats are wonderful, especially those rich in amino 3 fatty acids
4. Water: The human body is composed of 60% water. It is needed for normal functioning, cleansing the body of unwanted toxins, carries nutrients to cells, and lubricates your joints.
5. Minerals and Vitamins: