We all know the benefits of a healthy diet and how it has a lot of positive effects not only on our body but also on our positivity and work capability. In this article, we will know about the essential contents of a healthy diet:
Water forms around 60% of the total body weight. It is present in body enzymes, saliva, and the synovial fluid, which helps the movement of our legs and hands. It also regulates body temperature. Our water demand differs according to many factors, like our age, the climate condition (we drink more in summer to compensate for water loss in sweat), and the amount of our daily physical activity. It is recommended to drink around 6-8 glasses of water daily to maintain a perfect amount of water in our bodies.
Protein is present in all body tissues, in muscles, skin, and blood. 1gram of protein provides the body with four calories of the daily caloric demand, and we need 0.75 grams of protein for each kilogram of body weight. Meat provides us with protein, but also there are so many plant sources that are rich in proteins.
Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy for our bodies. They mostly come from sugar and starch, which is found in potatoes. Also, they provide the body with fibers that prevent constipation and maintains a healthy digestive system. 1gram of carbohydrates will provide the body with 3.7 calories.
4.Vitamins and minerals
Those are present in body fluids, tissues, and enzymes that regulate the overall work of body. Also, they help us have good teeth and bones and to avoid osteoporosis in women over 40 years.
They are also sources of energy; as 1 gram of fat provides the body with 37 calories. Fats are 2 types: unsaturated and saturated. The later one has a harmful effect on the body and should be consumed with caution.
At the end of this article, we would like to mention that the daily caloric need is 2000 calories, so you should take around46-56 grams of protein, 225-325grams of carbs, and 20-35grams of fat in order to have a balanced diet that will change your life.