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How Does a Balanced Diet Affect Your Appearance?
- A balanced diet is important for metabolic health, which will help you control weight gain
- You diet should include a wide variety of healthy foods, for healthy bones, metabolic health, fluid balance, and many other processes and tissues
- A balanced diet will help build healthy bones
A balanced diet is critical for your appearance, and not just for your skin either. Yes a balanced diet will make yoiur skin look younger and healthier, but it is also needed for healthy bones and your metabolic health, as well as all your other body processes and tissues. What is a balanced diet? This is a diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals. This diet will give you lustrous shiny hair, clear eyes, strong teeth, and other signs of good internal and metabolic health. Healthy bones are also built by a healthy balanced diet. Your bones are needed to allow you to reach your full height while growing. Your weight is also partially determined by your diet, and one rich in sugars and junk food will cause you to be overweight and negatively affect your appearance.
A healthy diet is one that provides all of the nutrients and fluids needed to keep your entire body in good working condition. Water is one critical element to a balanced diet, because this fluid is needed for fluid balance and good cell health. Drinking enough water allows your body to eliminate toxins and other harmful products in your system. A balanced diet provides everything your cells need to multiply and repair themselves.
A balanced diet will provide calcium, in the form of dairy products, as well as other vitamins and minerals needed for healthy bones. This includes bone growth and bone repair. Without these components you could end up shorter than normal or with stunted limbs. Another part of a healthy balanced diet is fresh fruits and vegetables. This should include every color of the rainbow. The color of a fruit or vegetable is a clue to the phytochemicals and nutrients it contains. By eating the entire rainbow of colors you will improve your metabolic health, immune system, and all other body processes. Five to nine servings a day is recommended, and these foods have other benefits to your appearance as well. Because fruits and vegetables are full of fiber, they fill you up much faster and you will stay full longer. This means you will eat less. These foods are also very low in fat, calories, and salt, so you will eat fewer calories. This means you will lose weight if you are overweight, making you look better. This will increase your self esteem and the way that you feel, as well as your confidence. When you include many healthy foods in a balanced diet, you do not need to take supplements unless you have specific medical conditions that require this.
Eating a healthy diet does not mean you have to go without foods you love for the sake of your appearance. Even desserts and favorite sweets can be included once in a while in moderation. The main part of your diet should consist of whole grains, lean proteins, a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, some healthy fats like those found in certain fish and many types of nuts, and plenty of water and other fluids that do not contain caffeine or sugar. By including all of these foods in your diet frequently, you will ensure that your body has the needed nutrients to keep you healthy and allow you to grow. If you still have calories left over in your diet and you want a small piece of chocolate or cake, go for it. Even when indulging you can make healthier choices, such as choosing a small slice of carrot cake with cream cheese icing instead of a large hunk of triple layer chocolate cream cake, or a small square of dark chocolate instead of two bars of milk chocolate.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Healthy Diets18 Apr 2009|