A balanced diet is a diet, which provides sufficient amounts of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals nutrients to maintain good health and with a small provision for periods of leanness or scarcity. Even in Carbohydrates it’s the complex carbohydrates that is beneficial as compared to simple Carbohydrates as they are broken down to glucose more slowly and thus provide a gradual stream of energy through out the day.
Health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, not just the absence of disease or infirmity.
It is easy to follow a well-balanced healthy diet when you judiciously combine all the basic food groups.
Food is broadly classified into three categories:
Energy Yielding Foods
- Body Building Foods
- Protective Foods
GetFit Tips were taken from www.eatright.org, by the American Dietetic Association and www.CDC.gov by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention