Now What is a varied diet? What benefits and behave? Varied diet A balanced diet should provide both the energy (calories) we need to perform our daily activities, such as nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, minerals and water) required to build and repair body structures and regulate metabolic processes. How do we make sure we provide everything you need? The key is a varied diet that includes fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereals, milk, eggs, fish and meat. Fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and minerals, are low in calories and sodium and no cholesterol. We should be eating daily at least one good meal of fresh vegetables, or better still, a good salad. And take at least two pieces of fruit a day, in whole or in juice. Legumes Legumes and cereals provide a quality and quantity of important nutrients for our body as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and fiber, and give us a good amount of protein.
Its fat content is low, approximately 3% of vegetable fats that help lower cholesterol. Cereals and their derivatives are rich in carbohydrates and fiber. Contain minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iron and potassium and all B vitamins The protein content is very variable, between 6 and 16% by weight. In most natural grain, the fat content is very low. The pastries and cakes not included among the cereals, as in its development often added in large amounts, fat, sugar and other additives. Legumes and cereals should form the basis of our diet.