Is healthy living a wish only some people deserve? Well, it is not. Everybody has a chance to lead a healthy life. But, there is a catch. Good health cannot be acquired in a matter of days instead it is continuous efforts of an individual that can make it possible to lead a healthy life.
Doctors and dieticians say that eating nutritious food is very important for the overall health of the person. Overall health not only includes physical strength imparted by the muscles, but also by the immunity to diseases from the inside. In order to improve internal health, one does not need to rely on medicines or vitamin supplements but the food that we take can act like medicine by promoting the immunity. Food that we take can be categorized into various elements like carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins etc which all form essential ingredients and are required in sufficient quantities to maintain good health.
Carbohydrates form the majority of our diet. Carbohydrates are easily converted into glucose, the basic fuel which runs the body. This glucose is converted into calories and is stored in the body for later consumption. Glucose that is consumed is used as the fuel for internal respiration which takes place in every cell of the body. This is what gives us the energy to do anything. This heat is what keeps us alive.
Protein intake plays a major role in body building of a person. Proteins are responsible for muscle building which includes creation of new muscles as well as in the repair of old muscles. The protein requirement of everyday will depend upon the weight of the person.
Dieticians say that consumption of vitamins such as A, B, C, D, E, K etc help in the strengthening the immunity system. These vitamins are found abundantly in vegetables and leafy vegetables. Carrot is the best source of Vitamin A. Whole grains such as whole wheat or brown rice contains the essential Vitamin B. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits such as lemon, orange, etc. Vitamin D is found in milk, cheese, cream, meat, etc. Vitamin D can also be obtained from Sun. An exposure of 15-20 minutes a day will stimulate the body to produce this vitamin. Vitamin E is found in vegetables like potatoes, pumpkin, spirulina, etc. Vitamin K is found in vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cucumber, etc.
Apart from healthy food that we eat other things that are required for a healthy living include exercise. Physical exercise is important in today’s world where, people are easily gaining weight because of the lifestyle that is prevalent.
Unfortunately our body cannot stock all these elements and keep using as and when required (though body does store energy in form of fat) and it is essential that we maintain our diet and lifestyle in a manner to suffice the needs of our body at all times. Even if a single variable from the equation of health is not available in appropriate quantity body will start signaling it through fatigue, sickness etc.
Unfortunately our lifestyle and bad eating habits lead us to consume foods which don’t provide adequate nutrition to our bodies. As a result lifestyle diseases like obesity, cardiac issues, Diabetes etc are rapidly rising amongst the urban population particularly in cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Indore, Chennai etc. As suggested from the article it is not difficult to embark on the journey of healthy living but it requires some efforts to continue on it. Many good Dieticians are nowadays available online and provide all the help required like diet planning or healthy living tips online. One should use the facilities available at some of the leading health portals and start living healthy.