Balanced diet – the foundation of a healthy lifestyle
The concept of ‘eating right’ and ‘healthy lifestyle’ are inseparable, because the food that humans consume provide a full, continuous update of the body’s cells and tissues. Different food sources are the substances from which synthesis of hormones, enzymes and other regulators of metabolic processes happen. Thus, the composition of food, its scope and characteristics determine firstly the physical development, and secondly, a person’s susceptibility to certain diseases, not the mention the level of work ability, life expectancy as well as neuro-psychological condition. It is important that with the food that we eat we also receive sufficient (but not excessive) minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats and vitamins. Proper nutrition is the solution to this problem.
Healthy eating is not defined by an endless diet, which causes discomfort and the need to limit the amount of foods consumed. It is actually the opposite; a hearty, varied and a tasty diet.
Human diet should always be varied. Only the right combination of meat, vegetables and other products helps to support a healthy immune system. Not only does it benefit your heath, it also improves your mood. Delicious food helps you to fully experience the joys of life!
Nutrition is based on 4 main principles:
1. The energy value of food must be fully consistent with the body’s energy consumption/expenditure.
2. Every day, a human body should receive about 70 different ingredients in proportion and many of those ingredients are not synthesized in the body, even though they are essential.
3. The diet should be varied, because different nutrients ensure the necessary functionality of the body.
4. Regular and sufficient meals should be consumed. It is important to know that diet requirements are developed individually, taking into account age, physical activity and health of the person.
Following the aforementioned rules will make your food consumption not only complete, but also healthy. Constant mishaps in the diet will worsen your metabolism, contribute to the development of digestive system diseases, for example, gastritis. Large meals before bed time can also increase the risk heart attacks and strokes, cause stomach ulcers or acute pancreatitis. People who already suffer from these conditions will see that their diet will vary in nature according to the type of treatment they are receiving and the nature of the condition.
At a first glance, a balanced diet looks complicated, however, if you understand its basic principles, you will find it easy to plan your daily food consumption, especially if you are fully aware of the fact that good nutrition – a guarantee of a healthy body.