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.

 

All About Eating Chocolates

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There is nothing better than a piece of chocolate. It uplifts my mood and makes me feel happy under any circumstances. The smooth texture of chocolates gives me a heavenly feel and its aromatic smell makes me feel good. Chocolates are made from the seeds of cocoa beans. It tastes sweet because a lot of sugar and milk are added for taste while making. My Mommy uses chocolates to make desserts like cakes, candy, pudding, ice cream and also for making Easter eggs. They taste wonderful and I am very much fond of eating chocolate desserts made by Mommy. Though it is often said by elders that chocolate eating is bad as it can spoil our teeth and health. But Mommy says that consuming chocolates in a moderate amount is beneficial for our health.

Benefits of Eating Chocolates for Our Health and Skin

There are various types of chocolates such as milk chocolate, white chocolate, and dark chocolate. Each of them differs in their taste and making. According to my Daddy, dark chocolates have ingredients which reduce blood pressure and protects us from various diseases. Though I do not like eating dark chocolates much as it tastes a little bitter. He says that consuming a small amount of dark chocolate lowers the risk of heart disease as it has polyphenol in it. It is said that dark chocolates have a lot of benefits related to beauty. It is a skin-friendly ingredient that helps us to keep our skin healthy, glowing and flawless. Chocolates can help us release stress and it can provide us with a glowing skin by lowering the elevated stress hormones in our body. It stimulates our brain cells and helps us to relax.

Benefits of Eating Chocolates Regularly for Our Heart and Brain

My doctor aunt says that handmade chocolate is considered as healthier compared to the rest. They are packed with advantageous minerals such as potassium, zinc, and selenium. A 100gm bar of chocolate can provide us about 70 % of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of iron. It has been proved that consumption of chocolates reduces the level of bad cholesterol while raising the level of good cholesterol. Thus, lowering the chances of cardiovascular diseases like blood clots, diseased vessels, and structural problems. The anti-inflammatory qualities of chocolates help in treating brain injuries.

Excessive consumption of chocolates leads to an increase in body weight and obesity. It is also not good for people who have diabetes. Eating chocolates can also cause cavities and tooth decay. Therefore after eating chocolates, we should always wash our mouth properly to avoid such situations.