Diet or nutrition is one of the major concerns relating to the emerging life style diseases that are reaching to an epidemic proportion in the modern time. For the healthy functioning of our organic system and for obtaining the smooth and disease free long life eating well is the most crucial function of our daily life. As the modern life style is increasingly becoming subject to organic malfunctions and incoherent physical as well as mental syndromes in numerous possible ways and as most of these diseases and disorders are rooted in the causes relating to the absence of healthy diet and other aspects of harmful life style, the elimination, prevention and treatment of these diseases largely depends on regular intake of healthy diet and following a organic as well as naturally validated life style. Let us see what do we mean by healthy diet and what are the constituents of healthy diet.
Clinically speaking, a healthy diet is the diet that includes all necessary nutritional constituents along with sufficient amount of water. But this generic definition may vary from person to person according to the climatic condition, age of the person, medical history and health condition and other life style and occupational factors. The appropriate healthy diet for a person can only be determined by the physician or nutrition specialist or dietician. But in general for the common maintenance of healthy life a diet with all proportionate nutrients is necessary that can maintain and retain the organic process of life more smoothly and without any disease or functional difficulties.
A healthy diet is supposed to contain enough anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, acidic constituents, proteins, etc. In the modern prescriptions of healthy dietary habits the fat is mostly avoided in the food ingredients and constituents as fat is considered to be one of the most harmful nutritional food constituents to cause numerous syndromes of life style oriented diseases like obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hyper tension and high blood pressure, liver disorders, etc. Sugar or glucose rich food stuffs are avoided in the organic foods constituting a natural and healthy diet because of higher level of glucose being one of the major source of diabetes and other syndromes of organic malfunctions. Several proteins have a significant role in causing various diseases and intake of protein rich food is to be highly regulated by the physicians or dieticians.