Monday, March 16, 2009

Unbalanced Diet

Human are classified as omnivores, partaking both classes of food ie. meet and vegetables.

Having the right diet is important for humans especially a diet that provides the 7 essential food groups comprising carbohydrates, protein, fats, vitamins, minerals, water and fibre.

The following chart illustrates the need for taking lots of food from the lower base of the pyramid and consuming a smaller amount of foods listed at the top.


Many among us unknowingly practise unhealthy dietary habit by consuming tasty food that we like and not food which are beneficial or which are needed by our bodies.

At the same time eating excessively or not having proper meal times has become a part of our modern lifestyle today.

The result from such a lifestyle is that we have been taking too much food which contain toxins, high unsaturated fat, high cholesterol, high protein, excessive salt and also food which contains artificial colouring and harmful preservatives.

Thus, toxins tend to accumulate in our body causing chronic diseases.

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