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Does Everyone Have The Same Balanced Diet
We now know that there are some specific scientifically sound truths about what we should be eating.
Your diet should consist of 1800 calories and be made up of the following:
60% of your calories should be from protein sources
25% of the calories should be from carbohydrates
15% of the calories should be fats. ...Read more
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
How old is baby: A baby less then 4-6 months of age should be receiving appropriate nutrition if being provided right amount of formula or breast milk. In an infant between 6-12 months of age, a mixture of milk/formula and solid foods provide good nutrition. Please avoid any processed (junk) foods - provide vegetables, protein and grains. ...Read more
Depends: Different schools of thought as to what is considered balance. The best diet is probably the mediterranean diet which consists primarily of vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, whole grains, a little olive oil and occasional meats and wine. I say choose wild salmon over the meat, avoid the wine if you don't already drink, and you can stay healthy. Avoid all whites: sugar, flour, rice, pasta. ...Read more
A variety of foods: Healthy diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. Surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. Eat some protein with each meal. ...Read more
Good luck trying: The balanced diet is an adult idea, & a good one to practice for your lifetime. However it is a bit impractical when you deal with kids. Breast milk is balanced, but get past weaning & you must deal with a kid with his/her own ideas about eating. I like to look on kids from the vantage point of a balanced week rather than meal or day. Before school age their brain directs their cravings & does ok. ...Read more
Deficiency: Micronutrient deficiencies will tend to happen. These can adversely impact your short and long term health. ...Read more
No single best but:: No single diet is best for everyone but most folks should eat mostly vegetables, fruit, nuts & seeds with moderate use of dairy & eggs. If you desire meat use in moderation. Minimize sweets, starches & fried foods. Avoid sodas & artificial sweeteners. Avoid excess alcohol. Don't smoke. Stay physically & mentally active. Get enough sleep. Relax/meditate. Be kind, live by the Golden Rule. Be here now. ...Read more
Protein, good fats,: And carbs are called "macronutrients." Eat all three but stay lowest on carbs. Avoid bad fats in junk food, anything w/corn syrup. Good fats are olive oil and coconut oil. Avoid sugar. See doc for suggested diet. Spectracell labs in TX can test all your nutrients. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Go to the internet and punch in balanced diet and lots of sites pop up. The sites that have nutrition and healthy eating tools are best. The mayo clinic, the american heart association have good guidelines.
Research multiple sites. Avoid fad diets.
A diet with a large range of vegetables is more nutritious than a diet with a large range of fast food. ...Read more
Healthy diet: 4 cups of fruits5 cups of vegetables, about 3 servings of whole grains, 5 servings of dairy (1%milk), 2 servings of red meats a week. 64 ounces of water a day. It is better to be a grazer & spread the food out than eat large portions. Your meats should be fish, chicken, turkey for the most part. ...Read more
How could the components of a balanced diet contribute to an individual's health at different life stages.?
Is this a school?: This is an extensive topic that is not suited to covering in 400 characters or less. ...Read more
Can you tell me some healthy is someone who is free from diseasesso does that mean he or she is having a balanced diet?
Balanced Diet is one part of good Physical Health.
Exercise is one part of good Physical Health
Lack of Disease is also part of good health
Improve other areas of Health:
Healthy Person has good all 5 areas of Health, and maintains his Health. ...Read more
If I do over an hour of cardio 5 days a week with a balanced diet, how much weight am I expected to lose within a month?
Is it ok to eat a packet of crisps and two chocolate bars every day if you are very active and have a good balanced diet besides that?
Probably not: Those are not really very healthy forms of nutrition and do not have any nutritious value to your body but provide processed, pure calories. I suggest replacing them with complex carbohydrates or fruits/veggies as well as dark chocolate (>75%) for two reasons: getting some nutrition and anti-oxidants as well as lowering your blood sugar and Insulin in long term to avoid weight gain. ...Read more
How risky is grade 2 fatty lever? Is it possible to control the desease with balanced diet and medication? What diet should be followed?
Be careful: You do not want it to worsen. Watch processed carbs and sugar, limit alcohol. Consider methionine 500-1000 mg daily, Alpha lipoic acid 100-300 mg daily, and nac 600 mg twice daily. Choline from egg yolks is beneficial. Get organic eggs. If cannot eat eggs, consider phoschol 1/4-3/4 tsp daily. ...Read more
2300 calories a day:
Include 1/4 as protein, 1/4 as carbohydrates, 1/4 as fruits, and 1/4 of the plate as vegetables.
Eat. From each of the food groups, include whole grains, legumes, beans, chicken, meat, fish, dairy, eggs, etc. Try to stay away from fried foods, fatty foods, Try to avoid sugar drinks, and highly processed foods as they are lower in nutrients than fresh fruits and vegetables ...Read more
Healthy breakfast.: With the understanding that breakfast is an important meal in your day, start generally with leaner and more energizing choices. Cereals rich with complex carbohydrates and fiber for sustained energy, with skim or 1% milk to keep it lighter. Low fat yogurt and fresh fruit. Egg whites and whole grain toast. Try to avoid fatty breakfast meats. Keep your proteins lean. ...Read more
Sugar: Sugar substitutes fool the brain into thinking and wanting to get sugar. You get used to sugar. The best place to get sugar is from natural sources as fresh fruit, not from artificial sweeteners. The artificial sweeteners can lead you to crave more sugar than you would if you had them from natural sources. ...Read more
Real & unprocessed: Aim for slow weight loss. Shop the perimeter of the store where you will find fresh vegetables, fruit, lean meats. Avoid processed and prepared foods. Choose whole grains such as quinoa, amaranth, millet, etc but avoid pulverized grain products made from flours. Nuts and seeds and healthy fats (olive oil, avocado, etc) are also good. Drink water and avoid sugary and sweetened beverages. ...Read more
Natural food: Leave the man made stuff alone.Get a more detailed answer ›
Too many to list: You'll have a more health life overall - all systems function better - incl psych. Thus you'll have more energy, your cells will heal better and be stronger. Skin, hair, nails will look better. You'll resist more contagious diseases. Weight issues will be easier. Sleep will improve. Body smells will be more pleasant. It's hard to believe we all don't do it! Oh yes, also drink plenty of good water! ...Read more
Varies: Children at this age may eat everything one day and very little another day. Don't focus too much on exactly what she eats each meal. Give her a healthy selection of fruits, veggies, meat or protein foods, bread/grains/or other carbs, and dairy foods. Offer small amounts and give her more if she wants a particular food. There is good info at- http://www. Choosemyplate. Gov/preschoolers. Html. ...Read more
Protein, f, v, starch: 1/4 plate as protein, 1/4 plate as complex carbohydrates (whole grains for example), 1/4 plate as vegetables, and 1/4 plate as fruit. Vary the complex carbohydrates to include legumes, potatoes, yams, and vary the vegetables in color. Aim for lean proteins- 3 ounces a serving of meat, chicken, fish. Try fresh fruits and vegetables, try to avoid fried foods and processed foods. ...Read more
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