Benefits Of Following A Healthy Diet Plan

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Mamma says eating right food has lots of benefits. It not only helps in fighting against certain health problems but also helps us to maintain a proper body weight. A healthy diet plays an important role in stabilizing our mood and making us feel energetic. Mamma says that if the intake of processed meats, sugary snack, takeaway food is more we may experience a higher rate of depression, stress and, anxiety than rest. But to be healthy and fit we need to make a diet plan and follow it. Daddy says that making a diet plan does not mean putting strict dietary restrictions or denying ourselves from our favorite foods rather than this, we should focus in eating fresh and healthy foods instead of processed and junk food.

To maintain a sound health, it is important to have a properly balanced diet consisting of vitamin, protein, mineral, fat, and carbohydrate.

  • Vitamin

Vitamins are an essential compound that helps our body to grow and function properly. Vitamins are broadly classified as fat soluble and water soluble. They help to boost our immunity, heal wounds, strengthen our bones. Insufficient vitamin intake can cause serious complications and endanger our health. Consuming a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, meat, fish, lentil, milk and milk products, is important for us to stay healthy.

  • Protein

Protein plays a vital role in building, repairing and maintaining our tissues. It helps in maintaining proper functions of our immune system, controls the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Protein is used to produce enzymes, hormones and other chemicals in our body. It acts as an important building block for the development of bones, cartilage, muscle, skin, and blood. The rich sources of protein are dietary products, fish, poultry, nuts, beans, and seeds.

  • Carbohydrate

Carbohydrate provides the main source of energy to our body. The three major types of carbohydrate are fiber, starch, and sugar. Oatmeal, spinach, brown rice, peas, lentils, apples, banana are a good source of carbohydrate. Consuming insufficient carbohydrate may cause fatigue, weakness, headache, constipation, nausea etc.

  • Fat

An adequate amount of fat is required to support metabolism, maintain the health of various tissues, provide immunity, and help in absorption of nutrients such as vitamin A and D. Fat lowers blood pressure, reduces the risk of heart diseases and stroke. Fats such as fatty fish, avocado, sesame oil, peanut, olive, butter has lots of health benefits.

Our teacher says that minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, potassium play an essential role in the healthy functioning of our body. She even told us that a properly balanced diet will play an effective role in strengthening the immunity level of our body which will keep us away from diseases.

My doctor aunty says that the dietary requirement varies from one person to another. It is based on several factors such as age, sex, height, weight, physical state.

So, I told daddy to make a proper diet chart for me so that I can be healthy physically, mentally and socially.

 

13 Reasons Why Eating Bananas Are Important

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Banana

My Daddy says fruits are very good for our health. It contains vitamins, minerals which are essential for our body. Among all the fruits I do not like to eat bananas, I hate the smell and taste of banana. But along with other fruits, Mamma insists me to eat bananas every day. She explains me the benefits of eating bananas and making it a part of my diet for its various health benefits.

Here is what my mother tells me about the advantages of eating banana regularly:

1.Banana helps to make us smarter, it fights depression and cures morning sickness. It helps to keep our mood happy and our brain healthy.

2.Before a strenuous workout, if we eat bananas, it gives us lots of energy and helps to maintain our blood sugar.

3.Eating a banana daily protects us against muscle cramps and nighttime leg cramps. It helps us to build strong bones as it contains a lot of calcium.

4.Bananas are rich in potassium and low in salt, so eating it every day helps to lower high blood pressure and reduces the chances of heart attack and stroke.

5.Bananas contain iron, so including it in our diet helps us from having anaemia.

6.Bananas contain a Vitamin B-6. This helps us in losing weight, strengthening our nervous system and it also helps in producing white blood cells.Bananas also protect us from getting type I diabetes.

  1. Eating bananas regularly helps in maintaining normal bowel movement. One banana produces more than 2.5 grams of total fiber and fulfils nearly about 10 percent of our daily fiber needs.
  2. Adding a banana to our diet helps to keep healthy eyes. As bananas contain a small amount of Vitamin A which is helpful in protecting our eyes and maintaining our normal vision.
  3. Eating bananas daily supports our digestive system and builds up our metabolism.
  4. Bananas are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iron, folate, riboflavin etc. which helps in proper functioning of our body.
  5. Including bananas in our diet helps us to promote relaxation and thus it helps us to sleep better.
  6. Banana helps to build immunity in our body and protects us against chronic diseases.
  7. Banana acts as a natural detox. It helps in flushing out all the toxins from our body through urine.

 

To make it tasty and delicious my mother makes desserts with bananas. Sometimes she cuts them into smaller chunks or thin slices and makes yummy wafers with bananas. Mamma also makes me tasty cakes and muffins with bananas. She also includes bananas for breakfast with milk and cereals. My cousin Liza eats mashed bananas every day because she is too small to swallow solid foods. AsMamma tells me to eat bananas regularly, she makes me banana shake as well while putting lots of ice cream in it. She knows that I love ice cream, and I will never say no to anything which has got ice cream.