It is well known that diet plays an important role in your health. Fitness is also a crucial factor in your health.
In fact, there can be one without the other. Diet and Fitness mingle and work great together. To have good results you need a healthy diet, a regular exercise program, and good sleep. Only so, you can really lose weight and more importantly, you can maintain your ideal weight.
In fact, is an old proverb that says, “Everyone is what he eats”. And you know what? It is so true. Generally, everyone has the same start in life. We are made to be healthy and fit physically and mentally. But our education, culture and the environment take a toll. Although the genome of human beings has remained relatively, unchanged for hundreds of thousands of years, dramatic changes have occurred in our diet and lifestyle.
If we want a healthy life then we must reverse these adverse effects that have sedentary modern life and an improper diet. We need to cultivate only healthy eating habits and to follow a balanced, equilibrating diet plan. We need also, to lead an active life. Fitness is the answer for “a healthy mind in a healthy body”.
What is a Balanced Diet?
A balanced diet is a proper diet that ensures all the essential nutrients for your body.
A balanced diet means eating a wide range of foods from all food categories without exceeding the necessary amount for your body.
In fact, the secret is very simple. You need to choose foods with a high nutrient value but low in fat content and calories.
Vegetables and fruits should not miss from any table. They contain the vital intake of vitamins and minerals for our body. We cannot speak of a harmonious functioning of the human body without a sufficient supply of vegetables and fruits.
Other major food groups are beans, whole grains, nuts, low fat dairy products, lean meat (especially white meat) and of course, fish.
What is an Unbalanced Diet?
On the contrary, an unbalanced diet is an improper diet that not satisfies the vital needs of your body, which has negative impact on your general health. In fact, this unbalanced diet satisfies only your primary sensations of taste, sight or smell.
An unbalanced diet is responsible for most of diseases and disorders. An unbalanced diet combined with a sedentary lifestyle is the major danger for the contemporary man. The effect is disastrous for the human body. Obesity and all diseases and diseases resulting from overweight such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, digestive disorders, heart diseases and so on.
What Are the Most Beneficial Foods?
Vegetables and fruits seem to be the most beneficial foods for human body. The other major food groups as whole grains, nuts, beans, etc are also beneficial for human body.
Who adopts such a diet cumulate with an active lifestyle and fitness can enjoy an infinite better quality of life. The high percentage of water in vegetables and fruits facilitate an easily absorption of nutrients and vitamins. In addition, water helps to eliminate the toxic wastes from our bodies.
What You Need to Do?
First, you need to change your bad habits such as an unbalanced diet and a sedentary life.
An active lifestyle, fitness and a healthy diet make a powerful tool, if you really want a healthy life. They are the ONLY solution for a better quality of life.