Components of a Balanced Diet


Components of a Balanced Diet

Vitamins and Minerals

These are body protecting nutrients. They regulate body metabolism and protect against infections, deficiency diseases and any metabolic imbalance.

Make sure to include multi-colored, whole fruits and vegetables that are a treasure of minerals and vitamins.

Food & Vegetables provide key nutrients that keep us healthy. Similarly, vegetables such as dark green leafy veggies should be included in your meal. Adding a variety of veggies like broccoli, spinach, beans, lettuce, etc to your meal will help you in getting the bountiful nutrients required for the body.


This nutrient is associated with bodybuilding, growth, and development. This is required to help your body repair cells and make new ones.

According to Harvard Medical School, about 20% of your daily diet should consist of protein found in pulses like whole grams, dals, chickpeas, peas, lentils, beans, peanuts, milk, eggs, fish, and meat.

Protein also plays an important role in growth and development during the early stages of childhood, adolescence, and pregnancy.


This nutrient is equally necessary as associated with energy giving and sustainability. The voluntary and involuntary functions of the body are well-regulated with the efficient supply of energy in the form of glucose.

Consume complex carbohydrates which include whole grains such as brown rice, wheat, ragi, jowar, bajra, oatmeal, quinoa, and potatoes among others. Hence, carbs should not be avoided and it should be a part of your daily diet.

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