It’s something that we’re all aware of, as the phrase “you need to have a balanced diet” is one that we’ve all heard countless times. However, are we really listening when that gets said to us? Are we really taking on board the benefits of what a regular balanced diet gives us? We look at that subject now in a little more detail.

Another phrase in common parlance is “you are what you eat” and for the most part, it’s one that rings very true, as we draw sustenance from the food we consume. By reading on, you’ll get a better idea of just how important having a balanced diet is. Over 64% of UK adults are overweight, so it would seem that most of us don’t have one.

A Balanced Diet Helps to Avoid Chronic Diseases

When talking about a balanced diet, you need to be having your 5 fruit and veg a day, as well as a good mix of healthy fats, sugars, protein and vitamins. The reason why it’s so important is that it generally allows you to maintain a healthy weight (when combined with regular exercise) and avoid chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Poor diet is heavily linked with other major issues like osteoporosis, high blood pressure and hypertension and when these habits are learnt as a child, they most often result in unhealthy eating as an adult. The knock-on effect of this is bad health that continues with them throughout their lives.

The Nutrients that a Balanced Diet Provides are Vital to Good health

There’s no getting around the fact that nutrition is crucial to good health and a balanced diet is the best, most sustainable way to achieve it for the long-term. The good news is that you’re not on your own, as there is a wealth of information available online to help guide your eating routine.

The nutrients we consume help the body’s processes, with the calories contained inside providing us with energy. In order to keep your body working correctly, you need a good balance of all of the necessary minerals and vitamins for good health. Combine this with regular exercise and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t reach all of your health goals.

Eat a Balanced Diet and You’ll Reap the Health Rewards

Convenience food is great for filling you up when you’re in a hurry, but it rarely comes with the right amount of nutrients and will invariably contain either too much sugar or salt, or both! The more unhealthy food you include in your diet, the harder your body finds it to stay in top condition. It’s something we all know, but perhaps don’t take seriously enough to do something about it. Of course, it’s up to you, but who wouldn’t want to be healthy and fit well into old age? Makes you think, doesn’t it?

At Be Money Savvy, we help our customers live prudent financial lives and we understand that if you don’t maintain your health, you won’t be able to enjoy your twilight years or even get to them in the first place! We hope that this blog has reinforced the need to eat in a more balanced way throughout your life and that it helps you to do so.

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