Benefits of a Balanced Diet

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Benefits of a Balanced Diet by Mind Map: Benefits of a Balanced Diet

1. Weight control

1.1. To meet the body's nutritional needs, it is necessary to include a good supply of whole grains, vegetables and fruits.

2. Immune system health

2.1. To ensure the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients necessary to its efficient function are available.

3. Heart health

3.1. A diet low in fats, cholesterol and sodium can lower your risk of heart disease.

3.2. Oily fish, such as salmon and trout, contain omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower the risk of developing corony artery disease.

3.3. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains can reduce risk of heart disease.

4. Energy

4.1. Keeping your body fueled with the right propotions of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

4.2. Healthy proteins are also vital for energy levels, and can be added to the diet by eating lean meats.

5. Brains health

5.1. Proper nutrition increases blood flow to your brain, protecting brain cells.

5.2. Avoid fried foods, and favor baked, steamed and grilled foods.