Adult Nutrition

Last Updated: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 18:20

Adult needs a good balanced diet to keep the body fit and to prevent from obtaining diseases. A person can easily gain weight leading to several harmful diseases including obesity if not careful. Therefore a person should aware of the changes in their body composition, as well as nutritional requirements to remain healthy. Making smart food choices early in life and through adulthood can also help reduce the risk of certain conditions such as obesity, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, certain cancers and osteoporosis.

Vitamins and minerals are an important part of nutrition for adults. Vitamins are required by the body in small amounts to regulate metabolism and to maintain normal growth and functioning. Likewise, minerals are vital because they are the building blocks that make up the muscles, tissues, and bones.

Some key factors of a healthy diet:

>>One should eat wide variety of foods at regular intervals of time.

>>Fruits and vegetables are a must to be taken.

>>Maintain a healthy body weight to avoid unwanted extra calories.

>>Foods should be rich in carbohydrates.

>>One should drink plenty of fluids.

>>Fats and salt intake should be balanced.



First Published: Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 18:20

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