Taking a balanced diet is very important for a healthy body. Nutritious or a balanced diet is directly linked to good health which helps us to recover or prevent diseases. A balanced diet is what saves us from the problem of malnutrition. If we do not pay attention to this properly, then the risk of many diseases can arise. However, there is no special type of food that can give complete nutrition to the body. In such a situation, we need many foods for our balanced diet.
These should be such food products in which all the essential nutrients are present. The right diet plan also depends on your age and gender. While children need nutrition for their physical development, adults need proper nutrition for their healthy bodies. At the same time, it is also very important to change the nutrition and diet plan in the event of pregnancy.
Important elements of a Nutritious diet
Energy: The body needs a certain amount of energy to do daily work. Energy comes from the body using the right amount of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are mainly present in cereals including wheat, millet, oats, and ragi. The body also gets carbohydrates from fruits and many types of beans.
Protein: Protein is an essential element for a healthy body, and its importance for bodybuilding increases further. In order to maintain immunity and keep the body’s muscles strong, it is necessary to consume the right amount of protein. Milk and milk products are rich in protein. In such a situation, these products are present in a balanced diet. Apart from this, pulses, fish, eggs, and chicken are also major sources of protein. With the right use of protein, we not only keep our body healthy but also keeps our weight right.
Fat: Fat also has a prominent place in our diet, but it should never be more than 20-30 percent of the calories taken. We should use such carbohydrates in which the amount of fat is less. One should also try to avoid trans fat. Fat should include the right mix of monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat. It is a perfect mix of peanut, olive, canola, sunflower, mustard, or sesame oil. In such a situation, you should consume is as healthy fat.
Vegetables and fruits: Vegetables and fruits contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber which are essential for a healthy body. Fruits and vegetables should be consumed as about one-fifth of the diet. These are good sources of fiber.
Other main products we should include in the balanced diet:
Milk: Milk and milk products provide essential minerals and quality proteins to the body. While adults are advised to use low-fat milk or milk products, full-fat milk can be used for children.
Nuts: Nuts are a good source of protein. Most nuts also contain at least some of these heart-healthy substances: Unsaturated fats. It’s not entirely clear why, but it’s thought that the “good” fats in nuts — both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats — lower bad cholesterol levels.
(Disclaimer: The information given here is based on home remedies and general information. Before adopting it, definitely take medical advice. THE MONK does not confirm this.)