What is a ‘balanced diet’? – the basics
The subject of nutrition can be a confusing one, how do we know what a healthy balanced diet is? What amount of each nutrient should we be eating? How much of this depends on our sex, genetic make-up or lifestyle?
We are told that we should have a ‘healthy balanced diet’, in simple terms this means eating the right quantities of the different food groups, and not forgetting this includes drinking the right amount of water – we are meant drink between six and eight glasses a day.
There are five different food groups, these are carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals.
Here is an overview from our top personal trainers of why and how they make up a ‘healthy balanced diet’.