Importance of Healthy Food
Have we ever thought about why our parents and teachers always insist on having healthy food? Healthy food is one of the most important parts of leading a healthy life. Combined with physical activity, balanced food can help us to reach and maintain a healthy weight. Healthy food habits can reduce the risk of chronic diseases. It can also improve our concentration and promotes our overall health.
However, it is worrying that obesity among children is growing, worldwide. For six to eleven-year-old children, the rate of obesity increased from four percent in the seventies to a staggering eighteen percent in 2010. One of the key factors which contributed to this shocking trend is bad food habits and the increasing fascination towards Junk Food. Children who are overweight or obese are more likely to be obese as adults. Being overweight or obese can put children at a higher risk for health problems such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, etc. during childhood and as they age.
The famous proverb’ Health is wealth’ reminds us about the importance of good health. Healthy eating habits are a vital part of achieving good health. We should always try to take a balanced diet that contains the correct proportions of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water. We should include more vegetables and fruits in our daily life as vegetables can provide nutrients vital for the health and maintenance of your body. However busy we are on a day, we should never skip breakfasts and should ideally have a light dinner. We are always fascinated by the world of Burgers, Chips, fried chicken, and soft drinks. Regular consumption of this food can have terrible health implications and can make you obese with other health complications. These food are now correctly described as ‘Junk’. We should strictly avoid this food or should take steps for a drastic reduction of this group from our lifestyle In. In recent years, a growing trend toward vegetarianism has arisen among young people due to their increasing awareness of health, the environment, and compassion for animals.
As children, let’s take a pledge that we will avoid junk Food and accept a healthy lifestyle. Moreover, we should also work towards spreading awareness among our friends about the importance of healthy food.