What is Diet?
Do you want to remain healthy, physically fit, young by look, etc., then the only option you have is to take a balance diet along with physical exercise? A balance diet can keep you healthy and physically fit. Diet normally includes the daily food that you eat.
Healthy Diet means eating healthy food to improve and maintain a balanced health. As discussed above, your healthy diet depends upon your age, sex height, weight, work out, and other special conditions; therefore, primarily, you need to consider all these points than follow accordingly. Remember, the overall concept is to maintain the energy balance.
Energy balance illustrates the amount of energy (commonly called as calories) consumed through eating and drinking in comparison to the energy burned through physical activities. In other words, the food and drink you take is ENERGY INTAKE and the amount of calorie you burn through the physical activities is ENERGY OUT. Your all activities consume energy including even breathing and thinking.
What is Balanced Diet?
Balanced diet is simply the amount of healthy food that you take every day to maintain your energy balance of your body. Balanced diet includes:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Whole grains
- Low fat milk, cheese, yogurt, and other milk products
- Meats, chicken, fish, and eggs
What should you avoid eating?
Normally, excessive intake of all, couple of, or even a single one is dangerous for health, so you should avoid eating excessive anything:
- Saturated fat
- Added sugars
- Salt (sodium)
The following food pyramid suggests that what you should take in what quantity:
As you going up, you should reduce the intake of the edible food that shown in this pyramid.
Importance of Diet:
There are hundreds of researches from every corner of this world, which suggest that taking healthy diet is very good for the overall health because it reduces the risk of illnesses such as diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer and obesity. Healthy diet not only reduces the risk of physical disease, but also keeps you mentally fit and strong, as it carries all essential nutrients that are required for your body and mind.
Benefits of Healthy Diet:
Many of the people, you will find around yourself are worried either to lose the weight or gain the weight; however, if you maintain the energy balance through healthy diet with some physical exercise, then you don’t need to worry about losing or gaining the weight body ever.
Moreover, healthy diet has the following benefits:
- It keeps you happy and productive
- It keeps you physically and mentally fit and fine
- It keeps your body weight balanced
- It keeps you away from stress and tension
- It increases your life expectancy
- It saves your money (that you suppose to give your doctor every now and then)