Importance of a balanced diet
College life always redefines the definition of balanced diet. It is because most of them are not aware of the balanced diet and its meaning. Now you may think what does a balanced diet means? Let us have a look at the depth of the meaning of this word: A balanced diet is a diet, which provides the total daily needs of nutrients to our body in the correct amount; not less or not more. Balancing is the key to getting it right. A balanced diet should have it all, but, in the correct amounts and at the correct time.
We see many obese people and also many others who are weak and malnutritious. This is one of the best examples of the balance of feeding being broken down. Overeating increases the body …show more content…
When making infused waters using these fruits, these anthocyanins dissolve and add a light color to the water. These pigments offer many health benefits. These compounds have potent anti‐oxidant properties that help remove free radicals from the body, and thus offer protection against cancers, aging, infections, etc.
The next secret of fruits is that it gives us a glowing skin; A skin free of wrinkles, dryness, and pigmentations. Thanks to all those microelements in fruits. They are above any facial kits, creams, gels and to tonics. Once they go down the throat, they reach our skin; concentrates there, resulting a soft, smooth glowing skin.
Vegetables also contain a lot of soluble fibers than the fruits. They are very useful in preventing a rise in cholesterol level of the body and also if you are already in a diet plan, these waters may give a feeling of fullness to your stomach and delay your hunger.
Try adding three vegetables for each meal you consume and a fruit dessert to accompany the meal.
Proteins and …show more content…
The iron content in meat is presented as Heme (a form which is absorbed easily into our body). It is also one of the best sources of vitamin B12. Lean meat without skin is the best option if you are a meat lover. It cuts down fat and supplies you with a high amount of protein, iron, B12 and zinc.
Fish is another great source of protein and contains many minerals. The high content of Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids is another reason to choose fish over meat. Omega 3, 6 and 9 reduces the cholesterol level and risk of cardiovascular diseases. It also helps maintain joint health and supply our body with a great amount of fat‐soluble vitamins A, D, and E.
For vegetarians, the proteins of plant origin are the best. As vegetarians don’t consume meat, fish or eggs there is a huge deficiency of protein and that should be supplied by proteins of plant origin such as soy, beans, and legumes. Even though you consume enough of plant proteins and fulfill the protein need, there is the risk of developing iron and B12 deficiency. Hence, it is best that you take supplements together with your daily