We are what we eat
It is said that “We are what we eat”. The food is for our physical body like the fuel for a car. In addition to the air, what we eat is the main source from where the body draws its energy to develop and maintain its health, because what we ingest provides the constituents for our cells. Our food is our best medical remedy and influences every aspect of our being: emotional state, energy level, thinking ability, sexual appetite, sleep, etc. Because the quality of our food is the key to maintaining our health and well-being, we seek to provide useful information to have adequate nutrition for a full and harmonious life.
Why it is so important to take care and have a healthy diet?
Prevention of diseases
• Healthy eating is critical for avoiding a number of serious illnesses and keeping the body robust, agile and balanced.
• Quality food is all about life expectancy, hence the need to eat healthy and balanced.
• If you want to live longer and better, consume grains, fiber, vitamins and proteins. They are nutrients that can be found in both food of animal origin and plant origin.
• Try to consume fruits and vegetables in addition to oilseeds. These foods are sources of antioxidants that can slow down aging, keeping the body young, strong and healthy for much longer.
• To maintain youth, bet on foods rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E, plus zinc, selenium and other minerals.
Obtain and maintain the ideal level of energy
• Food is a source of strength and energy, especially the carbohydrates, which are essential macronutrients for health. It is important to consume them before large physical efforts, preferably in their integral form. Good choices are the whole grains, such as quinoa and rice, witch, as well as providing energy, are also rich in fiber.
• It is worth noting that in addition to carbohydrates, you also need to consume fruits, and vegetables, as they have energetic vitamins in the nutritional composition.
Physical and psycho-emotional balance
• The body needs healthy food to function well. Each of our organs needs nutrients to make our bodies work in the best possible way.
• If we do not eat healthily, sooner or later we will suffer the consequences, which may be nutritional deficits, excessive weight gain or loss, slow metabolism, illness, etc.
• In order for the body to function properly, it is essential to consume proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
• Proteins help to protect the immune system, increasing the body’s resistance to infections, improve disease recovery, and collaborate with post-workout muscle building.
• Fat (to the right degree, of course) provides energy to the body, helps to maintain the body temperature, and to transport the vitamins into the bloodstream.
• Carbohydrates give the body the energy it needs to survive healthily.
• In addition to these macronutrients, include in your diet foods rich in vitamins, fiber and minerals. To complete, take plenty of water to potentiate the effects of good nutrition (but never at meal time).