Almost every other foods is said to be bad for our health. I am told I need vitamins in the body, but what kinds of foods should I eat to get the right victims that won’t cause me diseases? Claude, 19.
I don’t know from where you have got this impression that every other food is bad for one’s health. Most of the naturally occurring food substances have nutritive substances in various proportions.
They are useful for the body in various ways. Any of these substances would be harmful only if one has allergy to them or they are consumed in excess resulting in indigestion and or obesity. A balanced food is that which includes all the necessary nutri
ents needed for the body. It consists of fresh green and other vegetables, fruits, whole grains, cereals, nuts, milk products and meat products in which fish is ideal. Amount of food to be consumed depends on the height, weight and level of physical activity of a person.
Diseases like hypertension and diabetes are other considerations while deciding diet of a person. What are harmful for health is abusive substances like alcohol and junk ready-to-eat fast food.