An ideal body not only looks good on the outside.
Also functions in optimal conditions.
To achieve this, a healthy diet is key.
A healthy, balanced and nutritious diet provides many benefits to our body.
Based on data from the OMS, the FAO and the Health Department in Mexico, our meals are designed to provide the necessary nutrients for your body. The recommended daily caloric intake for an adult is between 1600 y 1800 kcal.
Please consider that our diet system is designed according to Mexico’s uses and habits, being lunch the main meal of the day.
Why you need a healthy diet?
Eating is the process in which we ingest food to satisfy our appetite. However, eating does not necessarily mean having a correct diet or what we call a healthy diet. Healthy eating not only provides the nutrients the body needs to maintain a proper functioning, but also maintains / restores health and minimizes the risk of disease. To achieve this, it is necessary to consume fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, proteins and vegetable fats in adequate and varied quantities on a daily basis.
DIET & NUTRITION
Eating is the action of ingesting any type of food, solid or liquid, to satisfy a biological need. Nutrition is to obtain and utilize the components or nutrients that are present in food, which are vital for growth and/or life. A healthy diet guarantees the nutrition and well-being of your body. We extract nutrients from food and incorporate them into our body through the digestion process. From there, the process of nourishment also involves ensuring good digestion. Nutrients are classified in 2: Macronutrients: proteins, carbohydrates and fats, they are the ones that provide the constitution, energy and heat to the body, they should be ingested in controlled portions but well managed, due to their composition they take longer to be digested. Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals, are the complement to maintain the proper functioning and chemical processes of our body, they are necessary and are consumed in large quantities, their digestion is very fast.
FOOD GROUPS AND THEIR NUTRITIONAL IMPORTANCE
Proteins are responsible for repairing and renewing body tissues, they are ideal for muscle formation. In addition, proteins help maintain your ideal weight, maintain stable blood sugar levels, develop strong bones and promote longevity, reducing aging and giving you in an enviable skin and hair.
CEREALS AND TUBERS
Carbohydrates represent the main source of energy in the human diet, providing the basis that our cells use to generate energy. In the body, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose, which is used to generate energy. Not eating enough, forces your body to produce glucose from other body tissues, mainly muscle. They also help maintain blood sugar levels and preserve digestive health. In addition, fiber is a form of carbohydrate that contributes to intestinal health and lower cholesterol levels.
FATS AND OILS
Good fats provide essential fatty acids that help deliver fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) and maintain healthy hormones. The most important benefit of healthy dietary fats is the heart health.
Fruits are an important part of our diet because of the abundant amount of nutrients they contain, besides guaranteeing many of the functions that your body needs to perform every day. The richness of this food is mostly due to its composition, since it is formed mostly by water, besides containing a large amount of vitamins, mainly A and C, they provide an important part of minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium and phosphorus, among others, as well as fiber, they are a source of antioxidants, prevent fluid retention and purify our body avoiding diseases.
Vegetables are a great source of hydration for the body, they are 90% water, so they also facilitate digestion. Rich in fiber and the best source of folic acid. They improve circulation and heart health, are anti-inflammatory and increase defenses. Vegetables can be classified by their many colors and the best is to consume all of them.