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Diet is a major factor that decides health for a person. If we eat a balanced diet, we tend to be healthy. It's when we forget that and are attracted to only certain food types that problems start cropping up. Skipping meals is  also a problem and so it over dieting.Healthy Diet varies from person to person and according to age. Still we have grouped Healthy diet for some groups. We hope that you will find this information useful.

  • Healthy Diet for Adults

    It is said that we tend to have our share of inherent health till 35. Beyond that we need to maintain it with continuous exercise and diet regimen. In today’s lifestyle, this limit of inherent health is reached much earlier and we need to be health conscious early on to keep lifestyle diseases at bay. A workout of 30 mins everyday accompanied by a diet that is not overloaded with sweet/fried food, junk food will help. Skipping meals is also not advisable if you wish to stay healthy. An average of 8 glasses of fluids is required by the adult human body.
  • Healthy Diet for Babies(0-2yrs)

    For babies below 6 months, the best and wholesome food is mother’s milk. It may be supplemented with mashed potatoes, dilute fruit juice, thin soups, baby food from 6 month onwards. For the age group, 6 months- 2 years, making them eat is a task. Don’t be unnerved if baby doesn’t eat the whole food. They like to be fed more often but take little interest in completing the meal. Eggs and fish too might be given. Cooked Dal, vegetables and fruits also should be included in small amounts.

  • Healthy Diet for Children(5-15yrs)

    Children usually eat better in this age group. They also tend to gorge on junk food like chips, soft drinks etc. A heavy intake of these is a sure invitation to obesity and related illnesses. Make sure that they don’t eat too much sweet or chocolate as this too is harmful in the long run. Play is also part of a healthy life as it burns off those extra calories they tend to gain from sweet and deep fried stuff. A mix of cereals, vegetable, green leafy vegetables, fruit and proteins are required to build a strong body and a healthy mind.
  • Healthy Diet for Elderly(above 60)

    Geriatric diet also varies from personto person. There are some old people who are hale and heart y and can digest anything even at a ripe old age of 95. But usually with old age, some problems surface which require a different diet regimen. Food with extra fibre is a must for old people as it helps to digest. Red meat has to be avoided as much as possible. Like children, it is better that they have more feeds rather than few heavy meals. Calcium as a supplement is necessary in most cases as with age, bones become brittle and tend to break easily.
  • Healthy Diet for kids(2-5)

    The busybodies in this age group like to experiment. They must be give a right mix of cereals, vegetables, fruits and plenty of water. Don’t mash food for them. They like to eat knowing the taste of different things on the plate. Take care to cut down on their milk intake or they will not eat other food stuffs and will eventually become malnourished. As their immunity levels are tested in this gap as they go out of home for the first time, they tend to have some sort of ailment or other. Take care that they eat with clean hands and drink clean drinking water.

  • Healthy Diet for Pregnant Women

    Pregnancy is a natural phenomenon. Still, a bit more care is needed to ensure that you beget a healthy baby and are healthy post pregnancy to take care of the baby. To main good Hb levels, doctors advise increased consumption of green leafy vegetables, fruits and berries. Also starch and fibre is required to maintain good energy levels and digestion. Milk, fish and eggs in small quantities are advised too. If detected with gestational diabetes a cut is carbohydrates is often advised.

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