The theme for National Nutrition Week 2020 is ‘Eating right, bite by bite’. The importance of nutrition today is understated all over the world. Diseases, malnourishment and stunted growth are some of the symptoms noticed among people who are not getting enough healthy food. However, this has vastly improved over the last decade with a major percentage drop when surveyed cases of malnutrition and stunted growth.
Need of Nutrition
Nutrition is of utmost importance in the urban lifestyle. Due to sedentary workplaces, work from home, easy access to food being one of the major contributing factors to ailments. To treat illnesses such as obesity, diabetes and risk of heart disease, nutrition is the need of the hour. Exercise may not be everyone’s first choice when it comes to adapting to a better lifestyle. Many constraints such as medical ailments, lack of time and unavailability of equipment are factors that put people off from exercising. However, eating is a daily part of everyone’s life that cannot be skipped or substituted with anything else.
Balanced diet is the key. A balanced diet is composed of all necessary proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals that are needed by the body to function optimally. Water is also neglected today in pursuit of energy drinks, coffee and processed juices. Every individual should meet the recommended amount of 2 to 4 litres of water a day to keep the body functioning without any risk of ailments. This helps in keeping the body temperature cool and get rid of toxins and aids in weight loss. When combined with a healthy diet minimal in processed foods, this can lead to feeling and becoming healthier.
Weight loss can be achieved through a balanced diet. Since eating in that manner automatically leads to enough protein intake and Omega 3 acids, this will result in better weight management, satiety and better immunity.
These are some of the many benefits of following a healthy balanced diet. A balanced diet gets rid of all the toxins in the body which can lead to healthier living. A healthy mind and body complement one another which can lead to better efficiency not just in lifestyle but also workplace productivity.a