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Diet & Nutrition

Food and beverages provide the energy and nutrients you need to improve health, manage disease, and reduce the risk of disease.

What does a balanced diet consist of?

Generally, food consists of carbohydrates, proteins and fats including vitamins and minerals. Having a balanced diet requires one to maintain a sensible mix of each component.

Why is diet important?

The importance of the type of food and how much you eat daily cannot be stressed enough. Having a healthy diet is crucial in reducing your risk to diseases, keeps your weight steady and also keeps your mind healthy as well. Having a healthy diet and being active goes hand-in-hand and are great to living a long and pleasant life with less risks to diseases. 

Guidelines for a healthy diet: 

  • Eating fruits provide anti-oxidants and multiple vitamins. Although some fruits are high in sugar, the sugar is natural and is still more beneficial compared to other foods with added sugar. 

  • Vegetables are key sources of essential vitamins and minerals. The most minerals can be found from dark, leafy and green vegetables.

  • Whole grains are a healthy source of carbohydrates as they prepared using the entire grain, including the hill. On the other hand, refined white flour is a poor source of nutrition as the hull of the grain is removed, losing out on a lot of nutrition.

  • Protein is a vital building block for bones and muscles. Good sources of protein would include nuts, beans, tofu and meat. 

  • Dairy products are commonly known for calcium and strenghtening of bones.On top of that, they also provide essential minerals and vitamins for the health and maintenance of the body.

 

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