You will hear this a lot – “It is important to have a well-balanced diet.” And where they are not wrong, most people don’t talk about why it is important or what a well-balanced diet is. One of the reasons for this is that society regularly changes their ideas of what is healthy for you and what isn’t. Not long ago people were being told not to eat eggs because they raised cholesterol. Not long after that, it was proven that eggs supply good cholesterol. People were then told they could eat egg whites but not the yolk because it was fatty. Now we know that the fat in an egg yolk is a good source of fat. Our ideas of health change as our ideals in our society change. But we do know that a balanced diet is necessary to help your body function.
By this, we mean that without proper nutrition your body’s organs will stop working. You are more prone to infections, diseases, and fatigue. In children, a poor diet can be the cause of developmental problems, lack of growth and poor performance in school.
A balanced diet consists of:
Not only do you want to ensure that you are eating all of these different types of food, but you will also want to make sure that you are eating enough or not too much. Finding that balance is essential. An adult, depending on their activity level) should be consuming between 1,500 to 2,600 calories each day.
At Ranch Market, we know that a balanced diet is vital for you and your family’s health. That’s why we stock our store with fresh produce, whole grains and a butcher that can ensure you have access to the nutrients you need. Not only that, we make them affordable so you can have access to delicious food that your body needs to function.