Important Features of a Balanced Diet

Important Features of a Balanced Diet

If you want to be a healthy and happy person for the most part of your life then you should make it a point to follow a balanced diet. Such a diet will enable you to care for your personal health while filling you up and keeping you content at the same time.

The Perfect Combination of Proteins and Carbohydrates

A balanced diet is one that contains the right combination of proteins and carbohydrates both of which are vital as far as building energy in your body is concerned. Some of the popular protein foods that you should include in your diet are eggs, meat, fish and milk. Take care to consume lean meat only as red meat can only increase the cholesterol levels in your body and not do you much good. When it comes to carbohydrates, you need to make sure that you consume potatoes on a daily basis as these too give you a lot of energy.

The Right Balance of Minerals and Vitamins

The balanced diet comprises of the right concentration of vitamins and minerals. These are very important as they boost your immunity and keep a number of infectious diseases at bay. Well known examples of food products that contain a rich source of minerals and vitamins are fruits like bananas and green leafy vegetables like spinach and broccoli. The last two are also rich in iron which can prove to be excellent for regulation of blood flow in your body. Bananas can be had raw while green leafy veggies need to be cooked.
 

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