Eatinghealthy and living a healthy life should be considered a priority to all. It is an essential part of our health to have a proper diet and to get the most nutritional benefits out of it. Not only healthy eating makes you fit and active, but it protects us from getting prone to infections, any outbreak diseases, or several chronic non-communicable diseases, including diabetes, malnutrition, heart diseases, or cancer. We all think eating whatever we get to chew three times a day fulfills the body’s nutritional demands. Wrong! It entirely depends on what we eat and in what pattern we eat it.
Wherever we look, we all are surrounded by a variety of foods, mostly flavored with artificial flavors and junk! Well, these processed food are basically what we all love to eat. These food lack the nutritional value we need instead have excessive unwanted calories. For a healthy diet, one must know about the macronutrients and micronutrients, from where we can consume it, and what preventive measures are required to keep the body function in its best possible way.
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If you want to have a healthy life, all you need is to look at your eating habits and switch to a better diet, which doesn’t mean you will have to quit all the food you love, but how you eat it should be in a balanced and appropriate way. Switching to strict diets all at once might let you gain more weight or entirely giving up on your diet plans. It must follow the rule of start low and go slow; that is, gradually changing over your food intake will lead to a better dietary approach. This can be made possible by adding a salad initially without going for any other significant steps.
A healthy diet comprises a combination of different foods.
According to WHO, for a healthy body and balanced weight, the food we eat must follow recommendations in assigning daily diet plans. The chart must include a lot of vegetables and fruits as it covers all the essential micro and macro components of the body along with antioxidants that fight away harmful oxidative species generated through various metabolic processes and keeps are system active. Fruits and vegetables possess dietary fibers and plant proteins, which, along with other components, keep the body safe from heart diseases, obesity, diabetes, etc.
Next comes food, which is lower in cholesterol or otherwise has good cholesterol. Fat is supposed to be a significant source of energy. But, it can turn out to be the most dangerous when eaten in the form of butter, ghee, Trans fats, saturated processed oils, etc. it can increase the risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, obesity, and promote a sedentary lifestyle. WHO recommends a total of not more than 30% of the total fat limit.
When it comes to sugar, WHO recommends strictly to limit the intake of excessive sugars and food containing it like desserts and bakery items, limiting it up to 5% will put beneficial effects on health.
A healthy diet also means balanced salt intake, and food containing high sodium should be avoided. It has various unusual effects on health. One of the most important tips for a healthy diet is to have plenty of water. No diet can provide favors if you are dehydrated. Water keeps the system and metabolism work normally.
Eating healthy food is not only about picking vegetables and fruits, but it also focuses on when you eat it and what is your work routine. When taking already prepared food, make a habit of reading labels and checking if the food is fresh or not. Your health is extremely important, take care of it and eat in the right way!
Until Next Time,
Team Doctor ASKY!