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NUTRITION (I)

 To maintain good health it is necessary to change our eating habits and practices. In our medium daily food generally seems healthy although actually it consists of 50% carbohydrates, 40% fat and 10% protein. We should start by modifying these percentages and consume 70% carbohydrates 50% fat and 15% protein.

 An easy way to carry this out would be to:

Increase the intake of cereals, fruit, vegetables, grains, tortilla and bread.

Eat a moderate amount of lean chicken meat (without the skin), veal, fish, egg white, milk and byproducts of same.

Consume in small amounts: butter, margarine, oils, candy, dressings, sugar, chocolates, egg yolk and sodas.

Do not forget to drink water. Your body requirement is between 1.5 and 2 liters of water per day.

 At the end of the several pages of this section on nutrition and having read it you will find 20 tips that will help you to balance your food intake.

CONSUME MORE FIBER

 A health diet must include food rich in fiber.

BUT WHAT IS FIBER?

 Fiber is an ingredient found in vegetables, legumes, fruits, nuts, seeds, grains, and whole wheat bread which besides satisfying your hunger helps your digestive system, helps the intestinal evacuations, prevents constipation and hemorrhoids. And the most important is that it has been known to prevent intestinal cancer.

 The above are not the only good thing about fiber: it also helps to lessen the circulating cholesterol levels.

CONSUME MORE SUGAR

 Although sugar supply energy in the form of simple carbohydrates it has no nutritive effect (it adds 4 calories per gram).

 In small amounts it betters the taste and texture of nutrients but it must be consumed in small amounts. Do not forget that the majority of bottled and canned foods use sugar as a conservative.

CONSUME MORE CARBOHYDRATE COMPOUNDS

 Carbohydrates are a source of energy and your body requires 4.5 gram carbohydrates per kilogram of weight daily.

 We suggest that you use carbohydrates compound such as bread, tortilla, potato, rice, cereal and pasta. The general belief is that these food are fattening. This is not true.

 It is probably that the side dishes of these products are the culprits. An apple contains the same amount of calories as a piece of bread.

 Details with respect to this can be seen in the following page.

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