Rubina Ratnakar

Nutrients In The Right Amount by Rubina Ratnakar

Every nutrient in our diet is required in a fixed amount by our body. Rubina Ratnakar comes up with another interesting blog that emphasizes a perfect diet and having a healthy lifestyle. To stay healthy and disease-free we need to take the nutrients required by the body in the right amount. Various nutrients required by our body are carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, dietary fibers, and water. We need these in a particular amount and with a particular frequency.

Starting with the requirement of each nutrient in your diet, the nutrients required the most are carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are also known as energy-giving foods and are responsible for energy synthesis for the body.  Our body requires about 40-60% of carbohydrates in our diet. Some carbohydrate-rich foods are dairy products like milk and yogurt, fruits, grains like bread, rice, and cereal, starchy vegetables like potatoes and corn. So, the intake of carbohydrates in the right amount is necessary as taking more of them will increase your weight, especially sugary sweets.

If your diet doesn’t have the right amount of carbohydrates, you’ll face problems like nausea, dizziness dehydration, and loss of appetite.

Another very important nutrient required for the proper growth of the body is proteins. Proteins are also known as body-building foods. They also help your body to fight foreign infections. Our body requires proteins according to our body weight. So, you should take 0.8g to 1g of protein per kilogram of your body. Pulses, nuts, milk products, chicken, and eggs are some protein-rich foods. Deficiency of protein will lead to weight loss, malnutrition, weakening of muscles, and difficulty in sleeping.

Our body needs fats in the right amount because the overconsumption of fats leads to obesity. Our body needs about 15-20% of fats in our diet. The main requirement of fats is for the absorption of some protein soluble vitamins and the development of our body. So, completely avoiding fats is not the right decision. Some fat-rich food items are ghee, chicken, butter, and cream.

Vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibers are required in comparatively lesser amounts, but they are really important as they help in increasing the immunity of the body. Our body requires various vitamins like vitamin A, B, C, D, E, and K and minerals like calcium and iron in the right amount. Know more about vitamins and minerals to complete a perfect diet. Along with your diet do not forget to drink 6-7 glasses of water every day.

Rubina Ratnakar writes about ‘A green diet‘ and ‘Pros and cons of supplements‘ in her next blogs.