Internal Medicine Specialist, Hyderabad
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You need vitamins to make some of the most vital elements of health, like -
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Your body needs vitamins for producing steroid hormones, hemoglobin, lipids, neurotransmitters, etc. You also need them for some of the most basic activities of the body like converting food to energy. It also keeps various organs of the body healthy and reduces the risk of various diseases like cancer, heart diseases, skin diseases, etc. It also helps to increase immunity which aids the body in fighting the various virus, bacteria, etc.
A balanced diet means just proteins and vitamins.
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Balance diet does not mean only vitamins and proteins. Though these two are the most well-known nutrients, there are many more nutrients and micronutrients that you need to keep yourself healthy and active. A balanced diet includes the required quantity of vitamins, proteins, minerals, fibers, micronutrients, phytonutrients, etc. A balanced diet not just helps the various tissues of the body grow, but also keeps the body healthy, strengthens the immune system, and helps the body fight against all external and internal factors.
How many types of vitamins are there?
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In the human body, there are 13 types of vitamins. Some of these are fat-soluble while others are not. The four fat-soluble vitamins are Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. Other vitamins include 8 types of Vitamin B and Vitamin C. Vitamin B is the most abundant vitamin in the body since it consists of Vitamin B1, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, biotin, folic acid and vitamin B12.
A balanced diet must contain fruits?
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The core principle of having a balanced diet is to have food that is free from unnecessary fat and artificial sugar as well as high in various minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients. Fruits fit the bill in all these aspects. There is very less fat in fruits and there are various minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients in them.
What is the ultimate composition of a balanced diet?
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A balanced diet must contain all the essential ingredients of food including some fat and that means it must consist of whole grains, vegetables, meat, fish, egg, fruits, beans, dairy and oils.