I am a foodie. I love trying different cuisines and the good thing about me is I eat in moderation, which helps me to stay healthy. If I want to have a bowl of ice cream in dessert, I cut down a chapati from my meal. I eat everything, but I never stuff myself. I am a strong believer of eating right and I am totally against dieting. A balanced diet is the right way to stay healthy. Having the right combination of food with proper nutrients and eating at proper times too are important.
What exactly is a balanced diet? A balanced diet is one that gives proper nutrients for the functioning of the body. We must remember that a balanced diet is different for all of us; it depends on age, gender, body type and on our lifestyle. Even if we are overweight, a balanced diet can help reduce the weight without harming the body. It is basically the consumption of required calories for the body to function and burning the excess with physical work and exercise. This way one can continue with daily activities without losing the vigor, as opposed to what happens when we are on diet.
There are many benefits of a balanced diet:
– First being, we remain healthy and are never out of energy to carry on with our lifestyles. When we diet or crash meals, we compromise on our health and risk damage to our internal organs.
– Second benefit of a balanced diet is since we are consuming the right food at proper intervals, we tend to be happier. Even many researches show that when we are empty stomach, we feel angry, low and unhappy. Eating a healthy meal helps us attain more peace and happiness.
– Third, and which breaks many myths is, a balanced diet helps us lose weight. When we are on diet, we deprive our body of nutrients and we lose weight temporarily; but in the long run, our body start craving for those insufficient nutrients and we end up gaining weight. The entire process brings no weight loss and adds to frustration. With balanced diet and by keeping a check on the calorie intake, one can lose weight in the long run.
– Lastly, a balanced diet helps in improving our health – our heart, bone and teeth strength and body organs improve significantly with eating right, which in turn increases the life expectancy.
Along with a balanced diet, one must make smart changes to the food habits. Most days, I eat salads in dinner – a right mix of protein, carbs and greens. There are some healthy tips which can improve health and vitality, like drinking lemon water with honey empty stomach in the morning. Dabur Honey has many recipes on their website which are mouthwatering and healthy at the same time. We all know sugar is not good for the body. Honey, on the other hand, gives a better taste and is not bad for the body. Click here to check recipes and health benefits of honey diet.
So, a balanced diet, with healthier options and exercise is the way to have a better body and happier life. Try making necessary changes to your diet and see the positive changes. I bet, like me, you will enjoy it.