A well-balanced diet provides the right vitamins, minerals and nutrients to keep the body and mind strong and healthy. A balanced diet requires eating a wide variety of wholesome foods, to maintain a healthy body weight a bit easier. To meet the body’s nutritional needs, it is necessary to include a good supply of whole grains, vegetables and fruits, along with smaller portions of dairy and meat products. Eating a healthy variety of these nutrient-dense foods leaves less room for those calorie-dense foods that tend to expand the waistline.
One of the most noticeable benefits of a balanced diet is energy. Keeping your body fuelled with the right proportions of vitamins, minerals and nutrients gives you the energy you need for your day. Healthy carbohydrates are slow to digest, keeping blood sugar and insulin levels on keel for a steady supply of energy through the day. Healthy proteins are vital for energy levels which are in lean meats, poultry and fish, whole grains, tofu, beans and nuts.
Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables as an overall healthy diet reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, protects against cancers of mouth, stomach, and colon-rectum and decreases bone loss and reduces the risk of developing kidney stones. As there is no cholesterol in fruits and vegetables they are naturally low in fat and calories. Vegetables are a great source for potassium, dietary fiber, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin C. Fruits are a great source for nutrients such as potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C and folic acid. Eating a diet high in grains, especially whole grains helps in weight management and reduces constipation.
Everyone can now start to have a balanced healthy diet by saying NO to bread, pasta, flour, potatoes, rice and cereal and having fruit and veggies, meat and fish, eggs, yogurt, nuts and seeds, you can stop from gaining unwanted fat in your body.
Crash diet helps to lose weight rapidly in a short span of time. These diets work wonders if you want to lose specific weight till a particular date. The calorie intake restriction adds a lot of stress to the mind and body. Crash diets are less effective for long term weight loss. I am against crash diets because pick up any crash diet (lemonade diet, Acai Berry or the cabbage soup) they stress on eating particular kinds of foods and do away with other foods from the diet. Usually healthy food is eliminated which supply the body with the nutrients, vitamins and minerals. So, when our body doesn’t receive these essentials, it is not possible to be healthy. If you are really serious about your being healthy, exercising every day, eating a balanced diet, giving up on fatty, fried and sugary foods and drinking sufficient water is important.
I believe in being healthy and every day before I leave for my morning walk or jog, I drink a glass of warm water with honey and lemon. This honey diet has shown its benefits in my body as I am so fit and lean. I have my tea with honey as well as in my cornflakes. I have cut off sugar and artificial sweeteners. Honey offers both anti bacterial and antioxidant properties. Both can help to give your immune system a boost, helping to keep you from getting illnesses, like the common cold, the flu, and more. Honey is a tasty, sweet treat and the great health benefits only make it sweeter.