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DIETS (V)

FOR A BALANCED DIET:

 It is necessary that all groups referred to below be included.

FOR AN ADEQUATE DIET:

 If we live in a hot climate it is preferable that our food be low in salt, high in water and to drink cold beverages. In cold climates we should have hot foods and liquids.

TO BE NUTRITIOUS:

 We must eat everything since that is the only way to prevent deficiencies in vitamin, mineral and nutritive substances.

TO BE VARIED:

 We must eat different types of fruits vegetables and proteins. The more varied, the better.

 Our meals must consist of colorful dishes with a pleasant smell and texture.

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES GROUPS:

 Supply vitamins specially vitamin C and carotene (forerunner of vitamin A) minerals such as calcium, iron and potassium, starch and sugars which supply energy and also fiber. Vitamins form part of corporal tissue including the bones. The vitamins and minerals play a very important role in the organism such as affording good vision, good skin, healthy hair and nails and a better memory.

GROUP OF CEREALS AND TUBERCLES:

 Cereals are corn, rice, oatmeal, wheat and its by-products such as tortillas, bread, boxed cereals, granola bars, cookies and pasta.

Tubercles are feculent roots such as potato and yam.

 Cereals and tubercles contain mainly starch which supply energy and have group B vitamins, such as thiamin or B1, niacin and riboflavin; also minerals such as iron and a little protein.

 Whole wheat cereals supply fiber and the largest concentration of vitamins and minerals, inasmuch as these substances are found in the skin and the seed.

 The energy is indispensable for your growth and for the development of the whole activity that your body carries out, so much physical as mental and for all the processes that are carried out inside your body like the beats of the heart.

LEGUMINOUS AND OLEAGINOUS GROUP

 Legumes are all dry grains that come in pods such as beans, lentils, french beans and chick-peas; oleaginous such as peanuts, almonds, pistachio, pine-nut seed, nuts etc. These nutrients provide energy vegetable proteins and some vitamins and minerals.

Vegetable proteins are not complete because it is necessary to combine the legumes with the cereals in order to complement each other, for example, combining beans with rice.

 It is very important to consume legumes daily in order to fulfill energy and proteins needs; sometimes they can be substituted by oleaginous which are also very rich in protein but contain a lot of fat and therefore it is advisable to limit its consumption.

FOLLOWING: FOODS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN


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