You are what you eat. Human body needs nutrients to function properly. Balanced diet provides all the essential nutrients to the body. Poor diet can hinder growth or can entail into obesity and other ailments. Micro-nutrients- Carbohydrates, fats and proteins are needed in large amounts. Micro-nutrients – Vitamins and Minerals are required in small amounts.
Balanced diet has for basic food groups :
- Cereals, grains, pulses
- Vegetables and fruits
- Milk / dairy products
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health. Regular workout and balanced diets are two pillars of a healthy lifestyle. Healthy lifestyle reduces the odds of falling ill. Variety in food adds spice and taste to life and is equally important for balanced diet. There must be a balance between number of calories one takes (IN) and number of calories one burns by physical activities (OUT). It is also important to keep a tab on the levels of vitamins, minerals etc. in one’s body. There are simple and affordable blood tests to check these vital parameters – vitamin D, vitamin B12, Calcium, Iron, and Electrolytes etc.