Importance of eating healthy food.

We become what we eat. If we eat food that is not nutritious our body will grow weak and become disease prone. Good health is based on a healthy and balanced diet, as well as physical activity and cessation teaches Dietician Sheela Sherawat  from Diet Clinic. Healthy eating involves consuming proteins, carbohydrates, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and high-quality water in the foods you eat, while minimizing processed foods, saturated fats, and other foods. In this way, eating helps maintain the body's daily functions, promotes optimal weight and prevents diseases. Make healthy eating part of your New Year Weight Loss Plan. The importance of healthy eating is discussed below.

  1. Maintain overall good health – The nutrients in the food you eat support the activities of daily life, protect your cells from environmental damage and repair cell damage that may occur. The protein rebuilds the damaged tissue and promotes the health of the immune system. Carbohydrates and fats fill your body, while vitamins and minerals throughout the body support your body's processes. For example, vitamins A, C and E act as antioxidants to protect cells from toxins, and B vitamins help you get energy from the food you eat. Calcium and phosphorus maintain the strength of the bones, while sodium and potassium help transmit nerve signals. Without a healthy diet, it could interfere with one of these essential functions.

  2. Manage weight at healthy levels – In addition to the quality of the food you eat, the amount depends on good eating habits. If you take the same amount of calories you burn, your weight will remain stable over time. On the other hand, consuming more than burning, results in an increase in weight, since the body converts additional calories into fatty tissue. If you accumulate fat, you run the risk of having one or more health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, breathing problems, diabetes and cancer. A healthy diet without excessive calories not only helps you feel better, it can also prolong your life.

  3. Help prevent diseases – Obesity is not the only cause of the appearance and progression of the nutritional disorder. Too much or too little of certain nutrients can also contribute to health problems. For example, the lack of calcium in your diet can cause you to develop osteoporosis or weaken your bones, while too much saturated fat can cause cardiovascular disease and reduce fruits and vegetables. The vegetables in your diet plan are associated with a higher incidence of cancer. Eating foods from a variety of sources helps ensure that the body gets the nutrients it needs to prevent these health problems.

  4. How to change to healthy eating – If you are not used to a healthy diet that promotes your well-being, you can improve your long-term diet as part of your New Year's Weight Loss Challenge. For example, you can replace high-calorie sweetened beverages with water and switch from high-fat dairy products to low-fat dairy products. Choosing lean meat instead of slices of fat and whole wheat instead of refined grains can reduce the intake of unhealthy fats and increase fiber intake. Fresh fruits and vegetables contain less sodium than canned foods. Nibble fresh, crunchy products such as carrots, apples and cucumber slices are healthier than fats and salt chips.

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Diet Clinic ® is a program of regular follow-up visits/ telephonic/ contact during the diet plans phase of the program. Results may vary from patient to patient. Rapid weight loss may be associated with certain medical conditions and should only be considered by those who are medically appropriate.