Thursday, September 4, 2014

Balanced Diet with Your Health

A Balanced diet contains adequate amount of nutrients. It help in proper growth, metabolism , and maintenance of good Health.

Unfortunately despite extensive research , it is not yet possible to say exactly how much of each type of food a person must take in order to satisfy all of its requirements. The problem of doing this is complicated by the fact that the body's food requirements vary according to age , body size ,sex , occupation, and Health.

For Example children need more food for their proper growth. Youth on the other hand need more food that elderly people because of their active physical work.

It has been recommended that an average adult healthy person requires the necessary adult healthy person requires the necessary energy 50 percent from carbohydrate, 40 Percent from fats and 10 percent from proteins. Fats are necessary in diet as they contain fat soluble vitamins as well as fatty acids.

It is also recommended that adults should eat at least 1 gm of protein per kg of body weight per day. How ever infants should be given 2 gm per Kg from birth to six months it is further suggested that 60 percent of daily intake should consist of animal proteins since this contains more essential amino acids.

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