4.4 BALANCED DIET A balanced diet is one that provides the body with all the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals required to maintain cells, tissues and organs as well as to function correctly. A diet that is lacking in nutrients can lead to many different health problems ranging from tiredness and lack of energy to serious problems with the function of vital organs and lack of growth and
Major Components of a Healthy Lifestyle Wellness and healthy lifestyles cannot be underestimated in the life of a person. It is better to start keeping up with the healthy lifestyles now rather than to wait for illnesses and problems with health in the future. Logically, an individual starts getting through the hardships of life since the moment of birth. The process of aging takes place constantly. People are surrounded by threats and dangers around, but the main risk for the person’s health takes place when one decides to ignore or undervalue the significance of healthy lifestyles.
Nutrition is the process of nurturing or being nourished; the total of all the processes that a plant or animal uses to take in and process food substances to maintain a healthy life. A healthy nutrition life style requires a balanced diet of food selected from the five basic food groups, fruits, vegetables, naturally calcium rich dairy products or calcium enriched products, whole grains, and protein (lean meat fish, peas and beans). Other nutritional factors should also be considered. Most fruits and vegetables are better if they are consumed raw because heating destroys some of the healthy nutrients. Steaming and broiling food is better than boiling or frying foods.
Introduction Living a healthy life consists of regularly exercising, eating healthy, and making sure the body gets its desired amount of water every day. An individual who lives a healthy lifestyle is at a lowered risk of diseases (heart disease is the number one killer in the United States) and illness (McGee, 2013). When an individual is committed to living a healthy life, it includes life longevity and limited health problems. Not only does leading a healthy lifestyle lower health risks, but it also improves happiness (Hsieh, 2008). Foods contribute to the vitamins and minerals that are provided for each bodily system’s function.
Discussion: How can you change your eating habits? To eat a healthy diet, you may need to make some changes. Remember that you can change your eating habits a little bit at a time. Small changes are easier to make and can lead to better health. Here are some ways to make healthy changes in your eating habits: Keep more fruits, low-fat dairy products (low-fat milk and low-fat yogurt), vegetables, and whole-grain foods at home and at work.
What this meant was that, as a human we need to eat to survive, but to be healthy you need to know what and how to eat healthy. Good nutrition means getting the right amount of nutrients from healthy foods in the right combinations. Good health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well being which that creates a healthy mind, body, and spirit. You are presented based on what you eat, or how I heard, “you are what you eat”. Nutrition is necessary for humans, but most importantly now in days because of how people eat their easy way out.
How to be Healthy Lifestyle diseases are on the rise with each day. As a result, many people are worried sick of how to live healthily and evade these diseases. However, it is difficult to evade such diseases because some are dictated by environmental parameters and our genetic make-up. In spite of these factors, scientists have also earmarked unhealthy living as a cause of many other diseases, such as cancer, hypertension, and asthma. Therefore, despite chances of getting these health conditions when leading a healthy life, it is important to opt for the healthy living because it ensures that the body is better placed to fight any attack on such diseases, and raises one's life expectancy in general.
Proper nutrition means that you are receiving enough foods and supplements for the body to function properly. It is important to remember that no single nutrient or activity can maintain good health. It has been proven that some nutrients are more important than others. All of the nutrients are necessary in different amounts along with exercise to maintain over all good health. There are six main types of nutrients used to maintain body health.
Healthy diet - what to include Healthy diet and healthy living go hand in hand. Having a balanced diet is very crucial for living healthy. It is very much important to keep yourself away from unhealthy junk food, which has high amounts of unsaturated fats, cholesterol and sugar. Healthy diet should include a variety of food items such as fruits, vegetables, meat, drinks and much more, which can meet the basic requirements of nutrients, minerals, fats, proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, and so on. Some of the food items which are needed to be included in daily diet are cereals, green salads, fruits, dairy products
After all, as the saying goes “we are what we eat” the health and well-being of us depend on the food we eat and the life style we choose. Eating better food is not only less costly but will help us to keep trouble free from diabetes and physical and mental