What is a Balance Diet?

A Balance Diet is that kind of diet where you must have all food groups, like: carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals salts and fiber in the correct proportions.

A Balance diet will help maintain your health properly and help prevent many health risks. A balance or nutritious or healthy diet while ensuring overall well-being, helps to maintain a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI), to cater nutrition and energy for maintaining body cells, tissues, and organs, and for confirming normal growth and development. It also reduces the risk of several critical diseases like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular ailments, stroke ,osteoporosis, arthritis etc . Diseases like obesity,  gynecological diseases may cause in lack of balance diet.

So, balance diet means choosing a wide variety of foods and drinks from all the food groups in proper amount or portion. According to your gender, age, weight, activity level and health status, you must eat every food groups in certain or moderate amount daily. You must also eat certain things in moderately, such as: saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, refined sugar, salt.

Taking the wrong kinds of food or  lack of consumption of any of these nutrients may results to an accumulation of toxins within the body and as a consequences chronic diseases may occur.

Follow USDA Food Pyramid:

According to USDA, balanced eating pattern are shown in food pyramid in the figure ,by the USDA Food Guide at MyPyramid.gov.

About Right Choice of Healthy Foods and Portions:

Your balanced diet must be planned at your own calorie level, and you must take food as portion size. You must get the most nutrients for the calories by choosing food with a high-nutrient density that foods provide substantial amounts of vitamins and minerals and relatively few calories. Nutrient dense foods are: fresh fruit and vegetables, milk and dairy products, lean meat and fish, and whole grains and beans, unsaturated fats are always the fats of choice – like olive oil. . Low-nutrient dense foods have few vitamins but lots of calories, such as candy bars, chocolates, sweet dishes, chips, cookies, chanachur, fried foods, soda, donuts and onion rings.

In conclusion, it must be noted that medicine treats the symptoms rather than the root cause of the disease, which is usually caused by wrong eating habits leading to an accumulation of toxins within the system. On the other hand, a balance diet can be the remedy of  underlying causes of diseases and it can restores integrity of mind and body.It will be very easy for us if we can realize the beneficial effects of balanced diet and then it will be easy for us to maintain good health. To maintain healthy lifestyle, we must remember that our food is our friend as well as out medicine.

Read More to learn about each food groups.

Click this link to learn the amount you can take from each food group.

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3 responses to “What is a Balance Diet?

    • Thanks Abhilasha.It’s not possible to give diet chart without knowing a person. Every person is different in lifestyle, activity level etc. So, it’s better to go to a dietitian and take a diet chart and consult with.
      keep reading my blog and share your comments regularly.Bye.

  1. i am 5 feet 8 inch tall and my weight is 85 kg.i know i am overweight.i want to loss at least 10kg weight. for this i started doing gym from the last month.now i wanted to follow a diet chat to loose my weight .will u please provide me a day to day diet chart which contains bangladeshi food.

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