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Activity Discussion Science & Technology What is a balanced diet?

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  • 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.

  • Kumari

    May 25, 2021 at 10:07 pm
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    Food and water are the components on which our body stands. For a living body to perform action certain vitamins, minerals, fats, protein, carbohydrates and that can only be consumed through the intake of food. There are a lot of advantages of taking health diet. They are:- helps to reduce stress, helps to perform action, makes body strong to fight infections,boost mood, making bones strong. Our body needs food and energy even for actions like sleeping and dreaming. Eating healthy means replacing salt and sugar with more nutritious options such as jaggery, natural sugar like sugarcane and taking very little amount of salt. Adding roughage and fibrous food to the food helps to maintain healthy gut health. Fibrous foods includes legumes,salads, leafy vegetables fruits and they also help in bowel movements. Foods like almonds help in improving memory power of an individual. Foods like dairy products, brocolli, eggs, fishes etc helps in making bones and teeth strong.
    Water intake also has numerous benefits such as-
    It helps to create saliva that helps in to smoothley initiate the process of digestion.
    Staying hydrated help in regulating body temperature. While doing physical activities sweat is secreted that helps to keep the body cool. At that time body looses electrolystes and vitamin and at that time water intake helps in the balanceing of those electrolytes and vitamins.
    It also helps to lubricate the joints spinal cords and joints for easy movement.
    It helps to remove excess water through urination, precipitation etc in order to regulate body’s temperature.
    Taking adequate amount of water helps in maximising the physical activity.
    It helps in smooth bowel movement and helps prevent constipation.
    It improves the oxygen leve in the blood and carries essential vitamin and minerals in the entire body.
    Helps in the treatment of diseases like:-
    Kidney stones
    Urinary tract infection

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