How to eat a balanced diet and healthy
Eating a balanced, healthy diet is important to maintain energy and prevent disease. Eating healthy is not to restrict calories or perform a strict diet, is to assure your body the nutrients needed to grow.
Avoid restricting calories but do not eat too much of food . Active and healthy adults need about 2000 calories per day. The more exercise you do, the more calories you need. Use a calorie calculator daily (see the Resources section below) to determine how many you need per day.
Add fruits and vegetables to each meal and as snacks. For example, add bananas to cereal breakfast, eat a salad and an apple at lunch and canned tomatoes and peaches for dinner. This can help you achieve the three to five (or more) recommended servings of fruits and vegetables.
Try new foods . Make an effort to choose something new at the grocery store each week. Curious in the produce section and choose a fruit you’ve never tried before. This can help you have better health and a more balanced diet and do not eat the same things all the time.
Control your portions. Appropriate portions can make a huge difference. One way to control them is to read the nutrition label and see the recommended size (see the link in the Resources section below for appropriate portions).
Removes excess sugar, salt, caffeine and alcohol. These (excess) are toxic to the body and reduce nutrients. Eat a healthy diet, well-balanced, and enjoy the food and drinks that contain these toxic only in moderation or eliminate them completely.
Clean your house of junk food. If not, less likely to eat it, especially at night. When you eliminate junk food (savory and sweet snacks) will eat what is available in your home, which should be healthy options like fruits, vegetables, pretzels and crackers.
Balance your diet with protein and carbohydrates. Includes beef, beans and fish for protein . Avoid cutting carbs as you need that energy. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains and pasta contain needed carbohydrates.