We require many types of food for keeping our body fit and energetic. So, we take a variety of foods as fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, protein foods giving us basic materials like protein, carbohydrate (including starches and fibre), healthy fats, minerals, vitamins, essential oils, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
Now what happens is that we take food just like that without making any calculation as what should be the percentage of these things in our food. So, slowly some people become over weight, some become too bulky, and some grow in disproportionate sizes. So for a good health a balanced diet coupled with calorie burning exercises is a must to do thing in our life.
For a balanced diet we have to look up to foods containing fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, and protein foods. These are all healthy foods and are to be taken in a balanced ways. There are some foods which are tasty and luring but they only provide calories but are not healthy. Some of these foods are cakes, cookies, donuts,processed meats, artificial drinks and sodas, fruit drinks with added sugar, ice cream, chips, fries, pizza, sodas, biscuits, jumbo sandwiches, oily wraps etc. They are full of calories but are called as empty calorie foods. For a good healthy food menu we have to avoid all of them.
Balanced diet does not mean that we have to weigh each and every food item and then consume it and then add the calories and should not exceed the average limit of 2000 calories per day. Balanced diet means that we have to reduce sugar, refined flour, and oil in our food intake and at the same time increase the quantity of nuts, fibrous grains, boiled vegetables, fruits etc.
The above scheme is able to give a balanced nutrition to a person but one has to spend the energy obtained through these foods and exercises in any form are to be done on a regular basis. Just by eating balanced foods one might not get the desired result until one is ready to make changes in the lifestyle.
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