Friday, 4 May 2012

Health is Wealth

It is well said that Health is Wealth.In realty health is wealth. You can't enjoy wealth unless you have good health. Health is gift of God to us. To be healthy you should take care of your health.
Earlier the term was used Balanced Diet but now more appropriate word is used for good health that is Balanced Nutrition.
We should maintain healthy eating habits to be healthy.We should know about the nutrients needed for our body and in the quantity they are needed. We should consume them in the quantity in which they are needed. Over consumption of nutrients may lead to several health problems such as obesity etc.
The nutrients needed by are our body are Proteins, Fat, Carbohydrates, Minerals, Vitamins, Water , Roughage.Proteins, Fats, Carbohydrates, Water are needed in large quantities where are Minerals and Vitamins are needed in small amount. The importance of nutrients are as follows:

Proteins - essential to growth and repair of muscle and other body tissues
Fats - one source of energy and important in relation to fat soluble vitamins
Carbohydrates - our main source of energy
Minerals - those inorganic elements occurring in the body and which are critical to its normal functions
Vitamins - water and fat soluble vitamins play important roles in many chemical processes in the body
Water - essential to normal body function - as a vehicle for carrying other nutrients and because 60% of the human body is water
Roughage - the fibrous indigestible portion of our diet essential to health of the digestive system