A nutritionally balanced diet – What does that mean?

You’ve come to the conclusion that you want to change your eating habits and to make your diet more nutritionally balanced. We congratulate you for that! You’ve taken the most important step towards having a better and healthier life. But what does “nutritionally balanced” even mean? To answer this question we must first look at what a nutrient actually is.

Before we get into the topic, we would first like to say that the idea of this blog post is to be as simple and comprehensive as possible. It’s mainly directed towards people that are just getting into building healthier eating habits. There are volumes of information on the question of nutrition you should definitely check out if you wish to get a deeper understanding.

Nutrients

So what are nutrients? Nutrients are molecules that are found in food and are the building blocks of all living organisms. They give us energy, help us grow, prevent diseases, regulate chemical processes and so much more. Nutrients are basically what sustains our bodies and general health. There are six groups of essential nutrients and they can further be divided into macro- and micronutrients.

The macronutrients are carbohydrates, proteins and fats and the micronutrients are vitamins and minerals. What macronutrients do is provide your body with energy. The word “macro” suggest something bigger so people generally concentrate on that when planning out their diet. However, the role of micronutrients is also very important and neglecting them can have quite a negative effect on your health. Now that you have a general idea of what nutrients are, let’s look at what “balanced” means.

Achieving Balance

Balanced nutrition means that you consume the right amount of calories, macro- and micronutrients on a daily basis. There is a variety of approaches on how you can keep track of your calories and macros. Some people believe that calculating everything precisely is the best way to assure that you’re staying healthy. Others find that this approach isn’t compatible with their lifestyle and view it as a source of stress.

Whichever path you decide to follow it’s still important to have a general idea of how many calories your body needs to support its basal metabolic rate or BMR. The amount indicates the minimum number of calories you need to keep your body functioning. Going under that can have a disastrous effect on your body. The simplest explanation on how to achieve balance in your diet is to focus on adding a variety of nutrients and to stay away from unhealthy fats and sugars

What do I do now?

This seems like quite a lot of information but in reality, we’ve barely scratched the surface. Nutrition is a scientific field on its own and quite a few factors need to be taken into account when planning your diet. The variety of foods you need to combine in order to have balanced nutrition can turn quite a few people off. It gets even more difficult when you have food allergies.

It’s not realistic to expect that someone who’s constantly travelling for work will be able to make every meal healthy and nutritionally filling. At the same time, your current health is what’s giving you the opportunity to work in the first place. Most of us don’t even realise how big the role of nutrition is in our daily life. That’s mostly due to the fact that the negative effects of bad nutrition come with a delay.

The incompatibility between nutritional needs and modern lifestyle is the main reason why SATURO was created. It offers a balanced and filling meal while eliminating the preparation process. It also comes in a convenient bottle that doesn’t take much space. Our drinks also cater to people with different allergies and can be used not only to lose but also to gain weight. You don’t have to consume them exclusively as they can be combined with other food. If drinks don’t give you enough flexibility and you don’t mind a preparation process of a few seconds you can also try the newest addition to our family – SATURO Powder. We have both vegan and whey versions.

At the end of the day, all of our goals, plans, priorities, relationships and dreams are dependent on our health and SATURO is here to make nutrition easier!

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