Food is essential to all life. It is safe to say that one thing you'll do today is eat some food. If you don't eat, it can cause all sorts of problems: hunger, weakness and starvation.

What does food do? Food replenishes the substances that your body burns and provides energy. It provides vitamins,minerals, salts and other elements essential to good health. Possibly more important, it helps morale. Therefore, proper nutrition is essential to stay motivated and on top of your game.

We all require an adequate amount of carbohydrates, fats and proteins with an adequate caloric intake. The average person needs 2,000 calories per day to function at a minimum level. What’s your daily intake?

Current health studies show that our population is growing bigger and getting fatter each year. More than 50% are overweight!

Honey is the only edible food for humans that will never go bad.

People who practice good nutrition, hygiene and exercise patterns develop a lifetime of habits that will keep them healthy for many years. Especially when they are older!

Healthy eating does not have to mean giving up foods you like best. Just learn to balance the food choices you make. You can enjoy snacks and meals while still keeping yourself in good health.

Lemons contain more sugar than strawberries.

Almonds are a member of the peach family. An apple is made of 25% air and that is why they float.

Avocado has the highest protein and oil content of all fruits.

Celery requires more calories to eat and digest than it contains.

Champagne contains 49 million bubbles in a bottle and has a pressure 3 times that of a car tyre.

Cherries are a member of the rose family.

Chocolate is a particularly good source of magnesium, potassium and calcium.

Himalayan gogi berry contains, weight for weight, more iron than steak, more beta carotene than carrots, more vitamin C than oranges.