What is balanced diet?
Few disagree that diet is a fundamental building block for good health. The primary way the current urban modern diet affects health is in its impact on coronary heart diseases and cancer. In brief, the problem is a diet high in fat (especially saturated fat) and cholesterol, low in complex carbohydrates, highly in refined carbohydrates, high in sodium, and high in Alcohol. The relationship between composition of the diet (especially fats and cholesterol) and a person’s blood lipid profile is direct and casual. Dietary sodium is probably casually related to the risk of developing hypertension. Blood lipid and blood pressure are primary precursors to coronary atherosclerosis and its clinical manifestations. Fat and Cholesterol intake has also been shown to be directly associated with coronary heart disease.
Furthermore, investigation studies have shown a reduction in risk of death from coronary heart disease with change in blood lipids by diet and lifestyle change. Coronary heart disease is generally thought to be associated with colon and breast cancer. Some dietary components including Fiber and antioxidants may be protective against cancer. We have found a lower risk of lung cancer in men with high dietary intake of Vitamin A.
To keep you healthy eat less meat and dairy products, eat more fruits and vegetables (preferably fresh) and cereals, eat fewer convenience or highly processed foods, and drink alcohol in moderation (if at all).
Mrs. Kusumita Das
M.Sc (Diet and Nutrition), PG Diploma in Yoga, Certificate in Diabetic Educator (Apollo Hospital)
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"To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."~ Buddha, 563 BC to 483 BC
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