Your body needs a certain set of nutrients to function efficiently. If the body doesn’t receive these nutrients, it can develop deficiencies, health problems, and lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. This is especially true if the daily diet consists of unhealthy processed or fast food items. Without a well-balanced diet, people can feel fatigued, weak, have difficulties focusing, gain excessive weight, lose excessive weight, and face other such problems.
What is a Balanced Diet?
A well-balanced diet contains healthy ingredients, is filling, and ensures your body gets all the nutrition it needs to thrive. A person should get most of their calories from nutrient-rich food items like:
- Fresh fruits (not canned, sweetened, or filled with preservatives)
- Fresh vegetables
- Whole grains (wheat, rice, quinoa, buckwheat, etc.)
- Legumes (lentils and seeds)
- Nuts (almonds, cashews, walnuts, peanuts, etc.)
- Lean meats (chicken, seafood, leaner cuts, etc.)
You can incorporate all of these good ingredients into your daily diet with simple, quick recipes. It is also possible to have a balanced diet with different lifestyles like Veganism, Vegetarianism, Gluten-free, etc.
How to Follow a Balanced Meal Plan
It’s very easy to follow a basic healthy meal plan. The plate method is a simple, efficient way to determine if your food is well-balanced. The Government of Canada provides a printable “Eat Well Plat” diagram that people can pin to their fridge. Here’s a look at what a balanced meal plate will look like:
1. Half of the Plate is Fruits and Vegetables
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