A balanced diet matters for our health. But what does it actually mean to have a “balanced diet”?
A balanced diet means that you are combining the right fats, proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fibre in order to obtain all of the nutrients you need for good health. By eating the correct combination, and not too much or too little of anything, you will give your body the right fuel to grow, replenish, repair and strengthen.
WHY DO WE HAVE TO BALANCE OUR DIET?
When we eat “acid – forming foods”, our body brings our blood pH back into balance by releasing alkaline rich minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and magnesium into our bloodstream. If we are eating enough “alkaline-forming foods” each day, then our body has easy access to these minerals from our diet.
If we are not eating enough alkaline-forming foods, then our body has to pull these important minerals from our bones, teeth and organs. This can compromise our immune system, cause fatigue and make us vulnerable to viruses and disease.
Eat a diet of 60-80% alkaline-forming foods and 20-40% acid-forming foods.
Please don’t make our body working so hard to make a balance, and help ourselves with eating more alkaline foods for now on.