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What is a Healthy Diet?

Updated: Mar 25, 2020

A most common question I'm asked is, "What's a healthy diet?" or "Which foods are healthy?"

What is a healthy diet or healthy food?

According to me we cannot define or exactly say what a healthy diet or healthy food should constitute -

Because a healthy diet will constitute one diet /food for someone and another for someone else.

A healthy diet is one that works for you.

A healthy diet is one that you can follow for life.

A healthy diet is something that you can manage not only when you can but also when you can't.

A healthy diet is one that nourishes you and does not make you feel restricted.

A healthy diet should happen easily and not be complicated or difficult.

A healthy diet is one that is compliant to your genetics, to your traditional food habits and to the food culture you have grown up with.

A healthy diet means add high fiber protein food such as brown rice and potatoes with skins on.

A healthy diet includes eating lots of plant foods, vegetables, whole grains, fruits, and nuts.

A healthy lifestyle includes exercise which helps in reducing your risk of getting serious health problems.

A healthy diet is not just putting together all the foods you feel are healthy but putting together foods that are seasonal and local.

Any food becomes healthy for you when you eat it at the right time and in the right amount as needed by your body.

Any diet when looked in its totality and not in its isolated component becomes healthy for you.

A healthy body needs food that makes it feel loved and comforted not hated and distressed.

Let food not become medicine, because medicine is sick-care and food is healthcare.

Jennifer Dhuri

Registered Dietician


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