With so much furor about health and fitness going up and about, it’s about time that we understand something about what constitutes a healthy diet. Cause if you look around, there is so much confusion about what is right and what is wrong]. Add to that the fact that there is always some new diet that makes way―water diet, fruits diet, cabbage diet, etc. Do all these qualify as healthy diets? Not really. A healthy diet is, in simple terms, a diet that is well-balanced. A diet that takes from the 5 basic food groups such that all forms of nutrients are provided for the body. In the article that follows, we will look through what comprises a healthy diet, how to plan for one, and certain other tips on the same.
Basic Food Groups
The basics of a healthy diet plan is that it has to have components of the 5 basic food groups as a rule. The 5 food groups include:
Fruits and vegetables
Milk and dairy
Fats and sugar
You must have noticed that no matter what you ate, how much you slept, or how occasionally you exercised, your body always retained its shape. But then unanticipatedly, once you touched 40, the same diet plans didn’t work out for you. Hormonal changes (menopause) played havoc with your system.
While mostly bodily functions remain the same, a woman does not produce eggs anymore and her metabolism rate reduces. The reduction in metabolism is the reason why most women gain weight after menopause. But, with the right diet and a healthy lifestyle, you can avoid this weight gain and loss of health.
Diet Tips for Women Post 40