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    food/diet

    I wonder if there is any difference between " a healthy foods" and "a healthy diet".

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    Re: food/diet

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I wonder if there is any difference between " a healthy foods" and "a healthy diet".
    For a start, you have the singular indefinite article with a plural noun. Look at that first then redo your question.

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    Re: food/diet

    There is a great deal of difference.

    Today's wisdom dictates that healthy foods are those that are low in fats, sugars, cholesterol and sodium (among other things). Helathy foods are high in fiber, vitamins, calcium, iron and protein.

    A healthy diet is one that is - above all - a balanced diet. We are hardwired to crave sweets and fats for their caloric value. But it is important to remember that for the optimal functioning of the "machine" that is our body, we need to balance the types of foods we eat so that we do not favor high caloric value over lean protein and (non-processed) cereals. A healthy diet is one that favors healthy foods but allows for human nature and it's need for an occasional chocolate bar.

    John

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    Re: food/diet

    You have received an excellent reply, but please note that "a healthy foods" (as you put in your original question) is not correct English.

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