A balanced diet is a diet consisting of numerous types of foods and providing an adequate amount of nutrients necessary for good health. A balanced and healthy diet can help improve our overall health and it provides the body with the essential nutrition that it needs from fluids to macro and micronutrients and even energy.
A balanced diet is an essential step towards a healthy lifestyle. The vitamins and minerals in our meals and the things we consume are essential in boosting our immune systems, protecting our bodies against certain types of diseases such as obesity and diabetes, helping us with adequate body weight and healthy body development.
Below are the 2 health benefits of a balanced and healthy diet.
1. Fight off diseases and germs
Eating a healthy balanced meal is essential in providing our body with the essential vitamins and nutrients that it needs to fight off germs and diseases. Lack of certain vital vitamins and nutrients like Vitamin A, B, C, D, iron, and zinc may impair the immune system. A healthy balanced well can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
2. Body Weight
Eating a healthy balanced meal in place of sugary, processed, and fatty snacks and drinks will help provide our body with essential nutritional values and adequate energy. The body has little to no use of these sugary and processed foods and it ends up storing them in the body instead of converting them to energy and using it for our daily functions.
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