Food is the fuel for our body that is required for the energy. Carbohydrates, protein and fat are the three basic sources of such fuels to our body. The body transforms them as glucose for required energy or stores them as the fat. The body uses glucose for the required energy. Eating the balanced foods which contain necessary quantum of carbohydrate or carbs, protein and fat each day helps our blood glucose maintain its balance and keep the body weight to the appropriate levels.
Carbohydrates are the superior source of energy for the body. Most of the foods we eat contain carbohydrate of which some are really better for the body. But by eating excess carbohydrates, the glucose levels in the body exceeds, hence it is obvious that we should take only the required amount of carbs in our diets to maintain the blood glucose levels. Whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables of all descriptions contain enough carbohydrates and plenty of fibers too. Whereas white bread, white rice, sweetened fruit drinks, sweets and desserts should not be taken very often.
Protein foods help build muscles and bones stronger. Protein food never make the blood glucose shoot like certain carbohydrates does. Protein rich foods make us feel less hungry. Meat and poultry without extra fat or skin, fish, low-fat cheese and eggs, dried peas and beans like kidney beans, white beans, split or black-eye, soy products and nuts are the rich sources of protein foods.
Fats are considered as the good source of fuel for the body which helps us grow. Fat also does not make blood glucose shoot up, but excess fats can end you up to put on more body weights. Fats are believed to keep the heart healthy and the rich sources of fats in our foods are small portion of salad dressing, low-fat mayonnaise and margarine in the plastic tub, nuts, olives, vegetable oils and avocados. Avoid taking butter, stick margarine, regular mayonnaise, fried foods like potato chips and French fries, fatty meats, cakes, cookies, pies and other desserts.
The quantity of food that should ideally be eaten can be determined by your healthcare professional, based on your height, weight, routine activities and climatic conditions where you live. It entirely varies from person to person.