Monday, 23 June 2014

HEALTHY DIET

A well balanced diet should be low in fat , sugar and salt , it should have enough protein , vitamins and minerals .

The essential food can be divided into groups – – Fruits and vegetables – (these are high in vitamins, minerals and fibre )
- Carbohydrates ( starchy good for slow energy release in the blood stream ) present in bread , cereals , rice , pasta , chapatti .
– Milk and diary foods (high in protein, good in calcium).
– Milk, cheese and yogurt are food high in saturated fats.
– Eggs, meat, fish, pulses, beans are foods rich in protein. Red meat is higher in fat than chicken and fish and is good source of iron.

It is important to consult a dietitian. If you have been already given dietary advice you can make changes consulting your physician.

Food provides energy, power and helps in growth and repair .The food which we eat is broken down in stomach and intestines and three main nutrients are extracted

– Carbohydrates, fats and proteins. These nutrients are absorbed in the bloodstream and then carried to liver. In liver they are either stored or changed in a way that body can use them.

Our bodies need a variety of vitamins and minerals. They are essential for the millions of chemical reactions that occur in our bodies every day. They enable our bodies to carry out all the processes necessary for life. Most people get all the vitamins and minerals their bodies need by choosing a variety of foods from the first four food groups.