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Ever wondered why even after having good meals you still suffer from diseases? The answer to this question lies in eating not just any food but healthy food with all kinds of nutrition. A nutritious diet while ensuring overall well being, helps to maintain a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI), reduces the risk of several debilitating diseases. A balanced diet and physical exercise has a major role in achieving long healthy life.

A balanced diet must contain carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and fiber in the correct proportions. A single food cannot supply all the 40 nutrients that you need. Add to your food a variety of different foods like fruits, vegetables, dairy and whole-grain products and meat. Bring gradual changes in your diet plan.

In addition to dietary recommendations for the general population, there are many specific diets that have primarily been developed to promote better health in people with hypertension, anemia, heart diseases, and diabetes. A high protein diet is often recommended by bodybuilders and nutritionists to help efforts to build muscle and lose fat.

Some Greek Philosopher said "Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food”. But sometimes dietary supplements become necessary. Multivitamins can be a valuable tool for those with dietary imbalances or different nutritional needs like pregnant women and elderly adults, by supplementing the diet with additional vitamins and minerals.
Thus, the key to healthy eating is the time-tested advice of balance, variety and moderation. In short, that means eating a wide variety of foods without getting too many calories or too much of any one nutrient. After all, we are what we eat!



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