Balanced diet

Balanced diet

– A balanced diet is essential for providing the nutrients your body needs.

Calorie sources

Calorie sources

Calorie Sources: Most daily calories should come from fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and lean proteins.

Calorie measure

Calorie measure

Calories measure the energy food provides, with needs varying by age, sex, and activity level.

Empty calories

Empty calories

Empty calories come from foods like cakes, cookies, processed meats, and sugary drinks.

Health benefits

Health benefits

A balanced diet helps prevent diseases and supports overall health and development, especially in children.

Nutrient Types

Nutrient Types

Essential nutrients include vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats.

Foods to limit

Foods to limit

Foods to limit: highly processed foods, refined grains, added sugars, red and processed meats, alcohol, and trans fats.

Diet recommendations

Diet recommendations

Recommendations for a balanced diet: half the plate with fruits and vegetables, a quarter with grains, and a quarter with protein foods, plus dairy or alternatives.

Professional Advice

Professional Advice

Consult a doctor or dietitian for personalized dietary advice.