If well-being is achieved through massage sessions, hours of shopping or consultations with a psychologist, it is also possible to achieve it with the way we eat. In order to define what a balanced diet is, specialists have invented the food pyramid. This is used as a common measurement and reference tool. It shows a hierarchy of foods: those that are good for health and those that have no nutritional value for the body.
In order to maintain a healthy diet, it is essential to ensure good food hygiene. Simply put, this means taking a special interest in the origin of what we eat. This investigation can go even further on the themes of packaging products, artificial and chemical elements or their nutritional contribution. In France, more and more measures are being established to give people good nutrition. And people are increasingly demanding transparency in the management of imported products, particularly in the fight against obesity. There are even aid measures that are beginning to emerge for the promotion of organic products, both at producer and consumer level.
Man needs a large number of nutrients for his development and fulfilment. He therefore needs to vary his diet. To do this, it must be adapted according to the seasons. Each season, some plants are tastier than others, providing vitamins and minerals. It should be noted that eating too much meat or animal products is not a good thing. This can lead to nutrient deficiencies and diseases, including cancer. According to the ANSES, the ideal is not to exceed 25 g of meat excluding poultry per day and 500 g per week for poultry. Carbohydrate foods with a low glycemic yield should also be favoured and the consumption of fruit and vegetables should be increased. Sugar-based foods should also be reduced considerably. Choose the fat you use carefully. Opt for fatty acids and omega 3, which are very good for the heart. Finally, a good diet would be nothing without stopping snacking between meals and playing sports.
A balanced diet
A good diet should contain five fruits and vegetables a day that are rich in micronutrients, antioxidants and fibre. Eating fibre promotes a person’s feeling of satiety and helps our intestinal system to function properly. According to a study by Nutrinet, our body needs 18.8g of fibre per day