Eating healthy foods assist an individual to avoid diseases that are associated with nutritional deficiencies, excesses, and the accompanying risks. The preservation of the iron and the levels of Vitamin B in the body assist in maintaining the right blood count in the body. With an adequate amount of calcium in the diet, the body can help keep osteoporosis at bay. Additionally, by limiting the amount of salt in the blood, the body ensures that the blood pressure is level. These few examples illustrate that good nutrition supports good health and thereby keep diseases at bay. Conventionally, a healthy diet requires an increased intake of fruits and green leafy fruits (Khatoon 80).
Fruits contain minerals, enzymes, and vitamins that are vital to the human organs for the health maintenance. Fruits also reduce chances of dehydration as they cleanse one’s digestive system. Particular fruits have specific functions on the body. For instance, antioxidants-high fruits such as blueberries and guavas reduce the chances of acquiring cancer. Therefore, instead of eating high packaged snacks, one should take more fruits to help lose weight. This is because fruits contain low-fat energy. As a result, they help to bulk out the extra calories in the body. Interestingly, many people only eat fruits based on their tastes, costs, and availability. This implies that fruits with bitter tastes, high costs and readily available are seldom eaten by many people. However, all fruits should be considered as part of the diet. Additionally, the intake of fruits should not be confined to fresh ones only. Canned fruits, dried fruits, and frozen fruits contribute to healthy eating as well. However, not all drinks with fruit juices qualify to replace fruits in the provision of nutritional value.