A balance diet
what kind of food does a man need to keep fit and free by from disease? A study of the following will explain how far short our average diet is of a good, balanced die which alone c sustain gr and keep us healthy. Some of the necessary things for our system are water, mineral salt. carbohydrates, fats, proteins, roughage and the vitamins. Water and mineral salts are found in fresh vegetables. Carbohydrates are made up of sugars and starches and are found in potatoes, bread. sugar and in cereals as wheat and barley. Fats produce energy and warmth. Proteins (foods containing proteins) are needed to repair tissue-waste and to build up the body. Hence children, who run about and play and
move more often than grown_ups, need far more proteins, Roughage is the indigestible pan of our food which is passed out of the body, carrying out with itself poisons, thus helping to keep the body clean and healthy Food is needed G) to produce growth, (i) to repair wear and tear of body tissues and (iii) to produce energy and heat Proteins produce growth and repair waste; carbohydrates and fats produce energy and heat. But along with these kinds of foods are other foods called vitamins, which are mixed with them without itp vitamins all our food is useless, like so much dead maser lifeless. In order to have a diet which helps the body to grow and to e a resist disease, it is obvious that we should nave a selected diet. It is clear that a better diet than the nation has at present will require the more food stuffs in the
country. more money with the overage person to buy them, and consequently greater production and ply planning than is anywhere in evidence so far To come the question of a diet which should satisfy all the Deeds of the body. that is, provides salts, carbohydrates, fats. proteins and vitamins in sufficient quantities, and also be within the pocket of the average man, we may place the following list trim which out of each class ane food must form part of a person’s meal every day though it may be said that some things are not perfect substitutes far others. For example, milk cannon he fully replaced free by anything else Milk is the perfect fond, which builds up and han repairs the body perfectly Select your foods out of the following star groups, omitting to make use of no single group: Wheat, rice, mullets, Harley, gram. maize, em 2 Milk, meat, fish, eggs, oils, ghee, butter 3. Gur, sugar, hit-root, dates, grapes. ene. hles 4. Green vegetables, leaf vegetables. sag in 5, Fruit, sweet or sour-sweet, like orange. The presence of all or most of these elements in one’s daily diet will help to keep the in a fit condition of growth t health. Though, of course. hod pointed out that. in order it has to be pointed out that,in order to enable the average citizen to afford so much to eat, we have to increase our production many times, which effort will take several years of intensive national work.