Monday, 24 March 2014

Balanced Diet: - Eat healthy and stay fit

Eating a healthy and balanced diet is the only mantra to happy and healthy living. Healthy eating maintains energy, and gives you a healthy immune system. But most of us have a misconception that a balanced diet means to completely omit some type of food from your diet. Whereas the reality is that actually balance diet means to eat everything you want to but in right proportions and combinations. Any type of food may it be carbohydrates , fats or proteins has to be taken in a limit as excess of anything is bad.
A healthy diet includes the right amount of protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and water. So a balanced diet must focus on all the categories of food may it be vegetables, fruits, dairy product or treats like cakes, cookies etc.

The actual content of a balanced diet should be: 

70% carbohydrate: You can get it through whole grains, brown rice, potato, fresh fruits and vegetables. 20% protein and fat: milk, cheese, yogurt, eggs, poultry, red meat, fish, white fish and pulses.
10% treat: cakes, cookies, soda, chocolate, high fat cheese, cooking oils.


Carbohydrates can be good as well as bad so you should make the choice carefully. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and legumes are healthy carbs whereas processed foods, candy, pastries, cookies, and soft drinks and fruit drinks are unhealthy. So always go for whole grains (i.e. oats, whole wheat, brown rice, quinoa), beans, legumes, fruits and vegetables and avoid processed carbohydrates

Proteins are essential for the building, maintenance, and repair of body tissue, internal organs, and muscle. They are a major components of our immune system and  help in formation of many hormones. Vegetable sources of protein, such as beans, nuts, and whole grains are good for health and offer healthy fiber, vitamins and minerals. The best animal protein choices are fish and poultry.

Vitamins & Minerals:

Both vitamins (i.e. vitamins A, B, C, D E, and K) and minerals (i.e. calcium, potassium and iron) are vital for good health. Vitamins and minerals must come from our diet since the body is unable to make them. But in most of the cases it is not possible to get them from daily diet so best option is to go for health supplements rich in them. 

Reeveta is one of such health supplement which has best composition of vitamins and minerals and completes your dietary needs.

The best way to have a healthy and balance diet is to be your own food detective and keep a check on what are you eating and in what amount.

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