Balanced Diet vs. Unbalanced Diet - QS Study
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A balanced diet contains all types of food in a right proportion. It means a balanced diet contains the right amount of carbohydrate, protein, fat or oil, vitamin, mineral salts and water depending on the desired needs of the body. The key to a healthy balanced diet is not to ban or omit any foods or food groups but to balance what you eat by consuming a variety of foods in the right proportions. If anyone wants to have balanced diet, it is essential that the list of diet should contain carbohydrate, protein, fat or oil, vitamin and mineral salts.

Unbalanced Diet: A list of diet that contains little amount of all or some of the six food elements is called unbalanced diet. Most people of our world have unbalanced diet. These people mostly eat carbohydrates. The body lacks proper nutrition if the diet does not contain sufficient amount of proteins, carbohydrates, mineral salts and vitamins. An unbalanced diet can lead to health problems like high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, coronary heart disease, hypertension, osteoporosis, malnutrition and osteoarthritis. The deficiency of proper nutrition in the body is known as malnutrition.

In order to have a healthy and balance diet, it is important to keep the following in the mind-

  • Carbohydrates should be eaten in large amounts
  • Sufficient amount of green leafy vegetables should be eaten
  • A lot of fish should be eaten
  • Excess intake of sugar, oil and fat should be avoided.