A healthy diet provides enough nutrients, such as calories, proteins and vitamins to keep you healthy. Without an adequate diet, you may not be getting all the nutrients you need for a healthy body. Having an inadequate diet can lead to malnutrition. Being malnourished can make you ill. Having an adequate balanced diet is especially important if you are ill. Your body needs enough nutrients to help you recover.
If your stomach is not working properly, all the nutrients in your food and drink might not be absorbed by the body. This can make you malnourished. Another cause of malnourished is the loss of nutrients. For example, if you are being sicked or you have diarrhoea, your body won't be able to absorb all the nutrients in your food, and you can become malnourished.
- Track 1-1 Acute malnutrition
- Track 2-2 Chronic malnutrition
- Track 3-3 Research in malnutrition