Balanced diet


BALANCED DIET


•    A diet that contains adequate amount of different components of food required for the healthy functioning of our body is called balanced diet.

•    After all; “WE ARE WHAT WE EAT”- Research continues to prove that eating healthy food promotes good health and unhealthy food habits lead to diseased body.

•    Eating balanced diet means choosing a wide variety of food and drinks from all the food groups.

•    According to the scientists, a balanced diet must include foodstuffs from the following four basic food groups.

  1. Milk group: Includes milk and milk products.

  2. Meat group: Includes meat (chicken, fish, lamb, etc.) and meat substitutes (beans, peas, nuts, and seeds).

  3. Fruit and vegetable group: Includes fruits and vegetables.

  4. Grain group: Includes breads and cereals.

 

Importance of Balanced Diet:

•    A balanced diet and physical exercise is essential for long life and healthy body.

•    It helps in controlling body weight, heart rate and blood pressure.