Efforts in the 1980s and 90s by health experts to educate the public about the importance of a healthy diet has had some impact. The public at large is now much more aware of their health and weight, than 30 or 40 years ago. As a result, people are eating more fruits, grains, and vegetables, and less red meat, and are aware of the need to control their weight.
Diet plays an important role in general health. A healthy diet can lower high blood pressure and have many positive effects on heart health. A particular diet may be chosen to seek weight gain, weight loss, sports training, cardio-vascular health, avoidance of cancers, food allergies and for other reasons. Some foods are specifically recommended, or even altered, for conformity to the requirements of a particular diet. These diets are most often recommended in conjunction with exercise.
A healthy diet is one that is arrived at with the intent of improving or maintaining optimal health. Nutritionists generally recommend eating a wide variety of foods when dieting; however, some groups of people survive on a very limited diet, and maintain both their health and weight. The traditional Eskimo diet, for example, depended heavily on meat, but Eskimos ate nearly all of the animal; including internal organs – organ meats are rich in vitamins and minerals.
To maintain a healthy diet for example, vegetarians need to eat a wide variety of plants whose nutrients complement each other, providing a balance of amino acids and vitamins. But even with vegetarians, successful weight control requires a carefully planned regimen of exercise, combined with a diet based on nutrition. We all know and believe that dieting is much more successful if we exercise more..
A healthy diet is the cornerstone of our well-being. A well-balanced diet helps us keep healthy but it must be combined with some regular physical activities such as walking, jogging, cycling or swimming. If possible, we should eat regularly several times a day to digest the food properly and our diet shouldn’t only be balanced but also varied.
As far as a diet is concerned, we should always give priority to simple whole food over richer and meatier fatty products. Safe and effective weight-loss programs should include healthy eating plans that reduce calories, but do not rule out specific foods or food groups. I also am a believer in the necessity of vitamin and mineral supplementation when you are dieting.
Vitamin supplements can be very beneficial for those who don’t eat the healthiest meals, and who are unable to consume certain foods needed to gain such vitamins. Vitamin supplementation can be very beneficial for those who don’t eat the healthiest meals and who are unable to consume certain products needed to gain such vitamins
Vitamins can also help replace nutrients that can be lost while dieting. They are an inexpensive way to boost your energy and help your body stay healthy. By themselves, they will help prevent a nutritional deficiency, and in persons on very low calorie diets (less than 1200 calories per day), vitamin supplements provide missing nutrients.
In conclusion, when dieting, it is important to know as much as you can about nutrition, including vitamin and mineral supplementation. Exercise is obviously important, as is eating the right foods for you. Your ultimate goal should always be getting and staying healthy. Being fit and healthy is being fit and happy.