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1. What are the benefits of a healthy diet?
Long-term (chronic) illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes can all be avoided with a healthy diet. It may also help in the prevention of some cancers and maintaining a healthy weight. The basics of a healthy diet are explained here. For the most part, it is generic advice. Certain groups of people, such as pregnant women, those with certain health concerns, or those with special nutritional needs, may receive different guidance.
To function normally and keep you alive, your body needs energy. This energy comes from the nutrients in your meals, which are largely carbs, lipids, and proteins. Other nutrients that are vital in your diet to keep your body healthy are minerals and vitamins.
A well-balanced diet contains all of the following nutrients:
You’ll get the energy you need to be active throughout the day, as well as the nutrients you need for development and repair, which will help you stay strong and healthy, as well as assist you avoid diet-related illnesses like certain cancers.
Maintaining a healthy weight can also be achieved by being active and eating a well-balanced diet. Deficiencies in vitamins A, B, C, and E, as well as zinc, iron, and selenium, may cause parts of your immune system to malfunction.
· Diabetes type 2
Maintaining a healthy weight and eating a well-balanced diet low in saturated fat and high in fiber from whole grains will help you avoid getting type 2 diabetes.
· Teeth and bones that are strong
A calcium-rich diet maintains your teeth and bones strength and can help to prevent bone loss (osteoporosis) as you age. Calcium is commonly linked with dairy products; however, it can also be obtained by consuming the following foods:
· Sardines, pilchards, or salmon in a can (with bones)
· Calcium-fortified foods, such as soya products, fruit juices, cereals, dark green vegetables such as kale and broccoli, calcium-fortified foods such as soya products, fruit juices, and cereals.
Follow a healthy diet and you will be able to ward off most diseases. Eat well, live well!