Tips for a healthy and balanced diet
The food we eat and how often and the amount by which we determine our diet. Lack or excess
nutrients , is related to the onset of various diseases and health problems (overweight, nervous system
diseases, problems growth, anemia, high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, muscle
problems, problems of the bones and joints, etc.), hence the importance of our food as healthy and
balanced as possible.
A healthy and balanced diet should contain all the nutrients in sufficient quantity and quality to meet
the demands and balance the body, according to our age and life circumstance.
No foods "good" or "bad".
We need to "eat everything". No complete food except the "milk" in the first months of life.
What do I have to do to keep a healthy diet?
The basis of a healthy diet are cereals, fruits, vegetables and dairy products consumed daily.
In the healthy food pyramid , you'll see how often it is recommended to take the different foods.
These tips are based on the Mediterranean diet.
Frequency of consumption of various foods.
Sometimes you can take, pastries, candy, soda, "baubles", chips and the like. They contain a high
concentration of energy (saturates, sugar and salt) and are low in nutrition.
Several times a week , if not every day , can be taken, white and blue fish, legumes, eggs, meats,
sausages, nuts. You can also combine.
Every day , eat fruits, vegetables, cereals, dairy products, bread and olive oil. Rice and pasta can
Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber. Recommended 5 servings a day, say 3
pieces of fruit and two servings of vegetables.
Besides this ...
Breakfast . So that we can cope with the daily energy (work, school activity, leisure, etc.), You need to
start your day with breakfast. It is advisable to devote sufficient time to this meal and that is composed
of milk, bread or cereal and fruit.
Drink water . It is the best drink that will soothe your thirst. Must drink 1 to 2 liters per day.
Do not abuse the salt or salty products . Usually we take in more of the recommended amount (no more
than 5 grams daily). You can replace it with herbs, celery, vinegar and spices.
Do not abuse the "fast food" and convenience foods are high in calories, fat, sugar, salt, consume them