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Activity Discussion Science & Technology What is a balanced diet? Reply To: What is a balanced diet?

  • Aashutosh

    May 25, 2021 at 7:29 pm
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    A diet that contains differing kinds of foods in certain quantities and proportions so that the requirement for vitamins, proteins, minerals calories and nutrients is adequate and a small provision is reserved for additional nutrients to ensure the good health of an individual is called a Balanced Diet.

    Some importance is listed below:

    1. Healthy eating gives as well as increases energy.

    2. It also improves the way our body functions and strengthens our immune system.

    3 Maintaining a balanced diet can prevent weight gain.

    4 By maintaining a balanced diet we can avoid nutritional deficiencies.

    5 Healthful eating can prevent the risk of developing certain diseases such as blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease.

    6 It will help you to fight against stress also.

    7 Apart from nutrition values, it helps facilitate connections between individuals.

    As for the healthy diet for the adult, it includes the following:

    • Fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains like brown rice, pulses.

    • At least 400 g of fruit and vegetables per day, excluding potatoes, sweet potatoes, and other starchy roots.

    • Less than 50g of intake of free sugars, that is about 2000 calories per day.

    • Less than 30% of total energy intake from fats. Fat found in fish, avocado, nuts, sunflower, soybean, canola, and olive oils are good for health and are preferable.

    • Less than 5 g of salt per day. Salt should be iodized.

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